Uneven marking of Camp David deal





Israel is marking 30 years since its first peace treaty with an Arab state, although in the other signatory, Egypt, there is little public acknowledgement.

The Camp David Accord was sealed with a handshake on the White House lawn on 26 March 1979 between Israeli PM Menachem Begin and President Anwar Sadat.

The Israeli foreign ministry organised a reception with the Egyptian ambassador to Tel Aviv, Yasser Reda.

Relations have cooled over Israel's offensive in Gaza, correspondents say.

Though the Egyptian authorities are not marking the anniversary, the main pro-government newspaper, al-Ahram, used it to publish harsh criticism of Israel.


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