Energy Crisis and Camp David Accords. Warm-up. What is détente? Why is it important?. Map of the Middle East. Where do we get our oil? . Arab-Israeli Tensions. Why did the Arabs and Israelis not get along?
Why did the Arabs and Israelis not get along?
-After the formation of Israel, many Arab countries still believed Israel should not exist.
-They were also had lost land in the wars with Israel over the last 30 years.
Carter faced two major domestic problems:
1.) The Energy Crisis- the United States was still paying high prices to buy oil from overseas. Also, many Americans began to fear for their safety with nuclear power.
2.) The Economy- high unemployment and high inflation; this was also known as stagflation.