'This American Chutzpah Makes My Blood Boil,' Menachem Begin Said During Jimmy Carter's 1979 Visit to Israel for Egypt Peace Talks

Drama surrounding U.S. president's visit endangered signing of peace accord with Egypt; State Archive publishes protocols ahead of Barack Obama's visit to Israel.

On March 12, 1979, while U.S. President Jimmy Carter was visiting Israel, a special cabinet session was called, headed by Prime Minister Menachem Begin. The contents of this meeting remained confidential until Sunday, when the State Archives published them for the first time, 34 years after Carter's historic visit - and just in time for President Obama’s.