Timetable for Withdrawal
May 5, 1971
This two stage plan for withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Sinai and Gaza, also calls for UN participation, a DMZ, and a full cease-fire.

Confidential letter from the British Ambassador to Egypt, Letter, 21 November 1973, National Archives (United Kingdom). PREM 15/1768 110574; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
Britain’s ambassador to Egypt reviews events of the October 1973 War including conversations with President Sadat

Meeting between President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi, General Gamasy and Secretary Kissinger and Assistant Secretary Joseph J. Sisco, Memorandum of Conversation: 14 January 1974 National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Henry Kissinger, 1973-1977. Box 6. Jan 1974 Nodis Memcons; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
President Sadat and Secretary Kissinger review Israeli proposals for the division of the Sinai between Israeli, Egyptian and United Nations forces, and negotiate other key points of the Israeli-Egyptian disengagement.

Meeting between Secretary Kissinger and Prime Minister Meir and Ambassador Dinitz, Memorandum of Conversation: 15 January 1974, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Henry Kissinger, 1973-1977. Box 6. Jan 1974 NODIS Memcons; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
Secretary Kissinger reviews his meeting with President Sadat to Golda Meir and Simcha Dinitz; Meir agrees to put the draft disengagement agreement before her cabinet and sign it within days.

Text of Egyptian-Israeli Agreement for the Disengagement of Forces
January 18, 1974
This agreement dealt with the practical questions of disengagement after the October War, but also provided for sustained peace under the framework of the Geneva Peace Convention.

Meeting between Secretary Kissinger, Israeli Prime Minister Meir and Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz, Memorandum of Conversation: 01 March 1974, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Henry Kissinger, 1973-1977. Box 4. NODIS Briefing Papers, 1973-77; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
Secretary Kissinger reports on his talks with President Sadat regarding the Israel-Syria disengagement negotiations, and brings news of progress concerning the captured Israeli prisoners.

Meeting between Secretary Kissinger, Prime Minister Golda Meir and other Israeli delegates, Memorandum of Conversation: 01 March 1974, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Joseph J. Sisco. 1951-1976. Box 45. Memcons: Secretary-Meir 1974; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
Secretary Kissinger describes to the Israeli delegation President Sadat’s positions on disengagement negotiations with the Syrians.

Meeting between President Sadat and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 30 April 1974, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Henry Kissinger, 1973-1977. Box 7. Apr 1974. Nodis Memcons; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
President Sadat and Secretary Kissinger confer on the Israel-Syria disengagement negotiations, in which Sadat strongly opposes Soviet intervention, and they also discuss the possibility of creating a U.S.-Egypt cooperation committee.

Meeting between President Sadat and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 01 May 1974, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Joseph J. Sisco. 1951-1976. Box 44. Memcons: Secretary-Sadat 1974; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
President Sadat and Secretary Kissinger discussed the placement of UN troops in the demilitarized zones of the Golan and reviewed U.S.-Egyptian economic issues including aircraft and arms sales and economic aid.

Meeting between President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 04 May 1974, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Henry Kissinger, 1973-1977. Box 21. Classified External Memcons. May-November 1974 (Folder 1); Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
Secretary Kissinger informs President Sadat that U.S. arms transfers to Egypt had been approved and outlines an early version of the Israel-Syria disengagement agreement; Sadat and Fahmi pledge their support for the plan.

Meeting between President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi, General Gamasy and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 10 May 1974, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Henry Kissinger, 1973-1977. Box 8. May 1974. NODIS Memcons; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi, General Gamasy and Secretary Kissinger review Israeli and Syrian terms for disengagement of Israeli forces from the Golan (specifically Kuneitra), and discuss tactics and strategy to secure such an agreement.

Meeting between President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 30 May 1974, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Henry Kissinger, 1973-1977. Box 21. Classified External Memcons. May-November 1974 (Folder 2); Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi and Secretary Kissinger discuss the effects of the Israel-Syria disengagement agreement, the next stages in the Middle East peace process and the creation of a Joint Cooperation Commission between the U.S. and Egypt.

Meeting between President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 10 October 1974, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Henry Kissinger, 1973-1977. Box 5; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
President Sadat and Secretary Kissinger consult on political talks with Israel, Saudi arms for Egypt, contact with Saddam Hussein and assignment of U.S. ambassador to North Yemen.

Meeting between Secretary Kissinger and families of missing Israeli soldiers, Memorandum of Conversation: 13 October 1974, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Henry Kissinger, 1973-1977. Box 5; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
Secretary Kissinger explains to families of missing Israeli soldiers that President Sadat supports the repatriation of their bodies but that he cannot take action until after the Arab summit in Rabat, Morocco.

Meeting between President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 06 November 1974, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Joseph J. Sisco. 1951-1976. Box 44. Memcons: Secretary-Sadat 1974; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
Secretary Kissinger assures President Sadat that the U.S. has not increased military support for Israel, and they discuss the notion of Israeli withdrawal from the Sinai, the opening of the Suez Canal, the effects of the Rabat Summit and the need for oil price reductions.

Meeting between President Sadat and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 08 March 1975, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Joseph J. Sisco. 1951-1976. Box 44. Memcons: Secretary-Sadat 1974; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
Secretary Kissinger commends President Sadat’s leadership and expresses President Ford’s desire to mediate a reasonable agreement between Egypt and Israel.

Meeting between President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 12 March 1975, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Joseph J. Sisco. 1951-1976. Box 44. Memcons: Secretary-Sadat 1974; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
Secretary Kissinger summarizes Israeli leaders’ conditions for negotiating a disengagement agreement, and President Sadat responds favorably or unfavorably depending on Egypt’s stated positions.

Meeting between President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi, General Gamasy and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 13 March 1975, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Joseph J. Sisco. 1951-1976. Box 44. Memcons: Secretary-Sadat 1974; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
President Sadat and Secretary Kissinger examine and define Egyptian conditions for a disengagement agreement between Egypt and Israel.

Meeting between President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 17 March 1975, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Joseph J. Sisco. 1951-1976. Box 44. Memcons: Secretary-Sadat 1974; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
Secretary Kissinger reviewed his recent meetings with Syria and Jordan regarding the terms and conditions for the proposed disengagement agreement, and analyzed Israeli positions, specifically Rabin’s and Allon’s, on the matter.

Meeting between President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 18 March 1975, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Joseph J. Sisco. 1951-1976. Box 44. Memcons: Secretary-Sadat 1974; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi and Secretary Kissinger critique Israeli terms for Egyptian-Israeli disengagement, revise Egyptian conditions and discuss U.S.-Egypt relations should Israel not accept Egypt’s proposal.

Meeting between President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 20 March 1975, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Joseph J. Sisco. 1951-1976. Box 44. Memcons: Secretary-Sadat 1974; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
President Sadat, Foreign Minister Fahmi, and Secretary Kissinger assess Israeli conditions for a proposed disengagement from Sinai and formulate an official Egyptian response.

Meeting between President Sadat, President Gerald Ford and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 01 June 1975, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Joseph J. Sisco. 1951-1976. Box 44. Memcons: Secretary-Sadat 1974; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
President Sadat, President Ford and Secretary Kissinger review bilateral relations and reinforce the centrality of U.S. involvement in future Egyptian-Israeli disengagement agreements.

Meeting between President Sadat, President Gerald Ford, Secretary Kissinger, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmi, Memorandum of Conversation: 02 June 1975, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Joseph J. Sisco. 1951-1976. Box 44. Memcons: Secretary-Sadat 1974; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
President Sadat, President Ford, Secretary Kissinger and Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmi strategize on ways to pressure Israel into a disengagement agreement with the Egyptians.

Meeting between Secretary Kissinger and Israeli ambassador Simcha Dinitz, Memorandum of Conversation: 04 June 1975, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Henry Kissinger, 1973-1977. Box 11. June 1975 NODIS Memcons; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
Secretary Kissinger describes his recent meetings in Salzburg, Austria with President Sadat to Israeli ambassador Simcha Dinitz.

Meeting between President Sadat and Secretary Kissinger, [Draft and Handwritten Notes Appended] Memorandum of Conversation: 22 August 1975, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Henry Kissinger, 1973-1977. Box 23. Classified External Memcons May-December 1975 (folder 3); Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
President Sadat, Secretary Kissinger, and other Egyptian officials discuss different Israeli and Egyptian terms for Israeli disengagement from the Gidi and Mitla Passes in the Sinai.

Meeting between President Sadat and Secretary Kissinger, Memorandum of Conversation: 26 August 1975, National Archives. Record Group 59. Department of State Records. Records of Henry Kissinger, 1973-1977. Box 12. Aug 1975 NODIS Memcons; Courtesy of The Digital National Security Archives.
President Anwar Sadat, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and other Egyptian officials negotiate changes to the proposed disengagement agreement between Israel and Egypt.

Protocol of the Agreement between Egypt and Israel for the Second Disengagement of Forces
September 22, 1975
A second agreement for redeployment of forces in the Sinai.

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