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Zion's DilemmasHow Israel Makes National Security Policy$
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Charles D. Freilich

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451041

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451041.001.0001

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Camp David I: Making Peace with Egypt, 1977–1979

Camp David I: Making Peace with Egypt, 1977–1979

(p.79) Chapter Three Camp David I: Making Peace with Egypt, 1977–1979
Zion's Dilemmas

Charles D. Freilich

Cornell University Press

This chapter focuses on the period from the initial diplomatic contacts prior to Egyptian president Anwar Sadat's visit to Israel in November 1977 and the Camp David Summit in September 1978. It begins with an overview of the strategic setting in which the specific national security decision-making process (DMP) took place before discussing the five pathologies of Israel's DMP: it is an unplanned process; it is highly politicized at the cabinet level; Israel's government is characterized by a degree of semi-organized anarchy; the DMP has a comparatively uninstitutionalized nature; the defense establishment, especially the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and defense considerations exert an unusual degree of influence on the DMP. The chapter argues that the IDF and defense establishment had limited impact on the substance of the Camp David I peace talks.

Keywords:   national security, Egypt, Israel, Camp David I, national security decision-making, semi-organized anarchy, defense establishment, Israel Defense Forces, peace talks, decision-making process

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