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On 26 March 1979, the Camp David peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. The treaty was brokered by the United States, and ended 30 years of war between Egypt and Israel. The ceremony took place on the White House lawn in Washington, and was broadcast live on television. The two leaders sealed the deal with a firm handshake, witnessed by President Jimmy Carter.