Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Israel-Egypt Treaty

Adopted by the CCAR at the 90th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis
Phoenix, Arizona, March 26-29, 1979

This is a day of joy. We convene this Central Conference of American Rabbis Convention in a spirit of hope. We now celebrate the vision of an emerging peace. We pray now that this beginning continues to the day our ancient prophets envisioned.
May it be Your will to cause war and bloodshed to vanish from the earth, to let a great and wondrous peace prevail in all the world. So never again shall nation lift up sword against nation, nor ever again shall they train for war.
Whereas the meeting of this Conference coincides with the signing of treaty agreements between Egypt and Israel, and whereas it is the prayerful hope of this Conference that this treaty will be the first step in the normalization of relationships between Israel and her neighbors; this Conference expresses its appreciation to the President of Egypt, the Prime Minister of Israel and the President of the United States and their staffs for the diplomatic efforts without which this agreement would not have been possible.
The road ahead will not be easy for any of these leaders or their countries. Major problems remain, but a first step has been taken and these leaders and the countries they represent have set a courageous example that must commend itself to all humankind.