Conversation between US President Jimmy Carter and Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan

Six weeks before Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s historic trip to Jerusalem, Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan clearly identifies substantive and procedural differences between the Begin government and Carter administration. The Israelis are opposed to four items favored by the Carter administration: a Palestinian state, PLO participation in negotiations, removal of settlements, and application of any foreign sovereignty over the West Bank. As a result, Carter threatens Israel with a possible ‘confrontation’ in the form of US sponsored diplomatic isolation. At the Camp David negotiations in September 1978, Carter again threatens Israel with punishment for being uncooperative with US ideas on what a political resolution to the West Bank should look like. (source)