NOV. 19-21 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat visits Jerusalem, addresses Knesset, offers "peace with justice," calls for return of occupied territories; Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin pledge "no more war."
DEC. 5 - Arab rejectionist bloc opposing Sadat peace efforts is formed by Syria, Libya, Algeria, Southern Yemen, Iraq and Palestine Liberation. Sadat vows to negotiate with Israel alone ifother countries balk.
DEC. 13-16 - Egyptian and Israeli representatives meet in Cairo.
DEC. 16 - Begin tells President Carter in Washington that Israel would give Egypt the Sinai Peninsula and give Palestinians control over internal affairs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but the Israeli army would remain for security reasons.
DEC. 20 - Israeli and Egyptian representatives open discussion in Egypt of Israeli troop withdrawal from Sinai.
DEC. 21 - Sadat says he would not accept Israeli troops on the West Bank as part of a settlement.
DEC. 25-26 - Begin and Sadat meet in Ismailia, Egypt.
DEC. 27 - Sadat says that although Israel has offered to return occupied Sinai to Egypt, he will not back down from demands for full Israeli withdrawal and creation of a Palestinian state.
DEC. 23 - Begin reveals 26-point plan, which would set up an interim local Palestinian government on the West Bank for five years, while Israeli trops would continue to handle defense and security matters. Under the plan, Israel offers to review the situation after five years have passed. Begin says next move is up to Egypt.
DEC. 31 - Egypt reveals terms for negotiation on peace settlement: Israel must accept principle of full withdrawal from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and must recognize the "inalienable rights" of Palestinians to self-determination.
JAN. 17 - Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance, Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel meet for talks in Jerusalem on political aspects of a peace settlement.
JAN. 18 - Sadat orders Kamel home, says talks will resume when Israel changes its position.
JAN. 22 - Begin denounces Egypt's new "campaign of grave vilification against the state and government of Israeli and the Israeli cabinet agrees to postpone sending a delegation back to military talks in Cairo.
Jan. 31 - Cairo military talks resume.
Feb. 3-8 - Sadat visits Carter in Washington, urging the United States to act as "the arbiter" in a Middle East settlement. Carter stresses U.S. intention to be mediator, not arbiter.
Feb. 10 - Administration officials report administration has concluded that for peace talks to succeed, Israel must agree to dismantle Sinai settlements and give up control over West Bank and Gaza over a period of years. Dayan says Sadat broke off talks not because of an impasse but because both sides were near an agreement and Sadat couldn't sign without participation of other Arab countries, particularly Jordan.
March 11-14 - Palestinian terrorists attack Israelis near Tel Aviv. Israel retaliates in southern Lebanon. Sadat denounces both attacks, says his peace efforts depend on what Israel does next in Lebanon.
March 21-23 - Begin visits Washington. Talks with Carter end in cold exchange of statements. Carter tells Senate Foreign Relations Committee that "diplomatic process has come to a halt."
March 24 - Vance reports that Begin rejected Carter's proposal that occupied areas be put under international auspices for five years after which the Palestinians could choose to affiliate with either Israel or Jordan.
May 15 - Senate votes 54 to 44 to approve Carter's plan to sell warplanes to Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
June 18 - Israeli government says it would negotiate "nature of future relations" after five years of limited Palestinian self-rule.
June 19 - Knesset approves vaguely worded Israeli cabinet reply to U.S. questions about Israel's plans for the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Carter administration reports disappointment with cabinet's responses.
JULY 5 - Egypt announces interim peace plan with five years for Gaza Strip and West Bank transition and eventual return of lands to Jordan and Egypt. Plan also offers specifics on security arrangements. Israeli spokesman calls plan inadequate but containing positive elements, parts of which may be negotiable.
JULY 18 - Two-day conference of U.S., Israeli and Egyptian foreign ministers opens at Leeds Castle, England. Vance reports major differences remain, but U.S. officials say privately that some progress has been made. Vance indicates the three will meet again shortly.
JULY 24 - Dayan tells Knesset that Israel will discuss sovereignty of West Bank and Gaza in five years if in the interim Arabs accept Israeli peace plan granting Palestinians partial autonomy. Egypt's Kamel says no further negotiations will be held unless Israel presents new ideas or agrees to reconsider Cairo's peace plan.
JULY 30 - Sadat calls Israel's plan "negative and backward" and says he will negotiate only with prior agreement excluding compromise on land and sovereignty issues.
AUG. 2-8 - Vance visits Jerusalem and Cairo, then announces Camp David summit.