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Peace Signing on the Jordan River

Artist
Diana Walker, born 1942
Sitter
Yitzhak Rabin, 1 Mar 1922 - 4 Nov 1995
William Jefferson Clinton, born 19 Aug 1946
Abdul Salam Majali, born 1925
King Hussein, 14 Nov 1935 - 7 Feb 1999
Crown Prince Hassan, born 1947
Warren M. Christopher, 27 Oct 1925 - 18 Mar 2011
Date
1994
Type
Photograph
Medium
Chromogenic print
Dimensions
Image: 26.1 x 38.3cm (10 1/4 x 15 1/16")
Sheet: 40.4 x 50.6cm (15 7/8 x 19 15/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 71.1cm (22 x 28")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Diana Walker
Restrictions & Rights
© Diana Walker
Object number
S/NPG.95.112
Exhibition Label
Peace Signing on the Jordan River
On October 26, 1994, Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty that normalized relations between the two countries, which had been hostile since Israel's founding in 1948. The treaty made Jordan the second Arab country, after Egypt, to recognize the State of Israel. The Clinton administration brokered the treaty as part of its diplomatic effort to generate an atmosphere of coexistence between the different parties in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Liberation Organization. A preliminary agreement was reached in Washington on July 25 between Israel's prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, and Jordan's King Hussein for an "end to bloodshed and sorrow, and by October, the treaty was ready to be signed at Arabah, a southern border crossing between the two countries. The region is very hot and dry, which accounts for President Bill Clinton's large sunglasses. This documentary photograph was taken by official White House photographer Diana Walker.
Diana Walker (born 1942)
Chromogenic print, 1994
Gift of Diana Walker
S/NPG.95.112
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Place
Middle East