Bulldozed houses, olive trees axed;
terroist bombs, funeral wails;
no courts or trials, prison still.
The land is holy, hate prevails.
---from "Hollow Eyes, Bellies, Hearts" in
Always a Reckoning

by Jimmy Carter
-- Prelude Exhibit --
The Israeli State
Arab-Israeli Conflict
American Dimplomatic Efforts
Carter Administration Effort
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Camp David-Preparations

This section reviews the history of war and diplomacy leading to the Camp David opportunity. It outlines some of the principal historical events shaping the issues in the region, beginning with the creation of the Israeli State in 1948.