Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. This treaty was a direct result of the 1978 Camp David Accords. With the signing of the treaty each country recognized the other for the first time since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. The clashes between Carter’s Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski were nothing compared to Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who weren’t on speaking terms. Still, Carter persevered and the result was the most lasting peace in Arab-Israeli history.