VII. Statement made on 3 October 1978 by the students of the UNRWA Men`s Teachers` Training Centre at the Ramallah Municipality in support of the resolution adopted at the 1 October session in Jerusalem. While the trust gap between the parties now seems deeper than ever, the good news is that public opinion is dynamic. Camp David itself is an example of how easily it is possible to rapidly improve public support for peace when the prospect becomes real. Polls in the Israeli-Palestinian context have also shown forcefully over time that while each side believes that the other is acting in good faith to achieve peace, support for reaching a negotiated agreement increases. Ultimately, this should serve as an incentive that opens the door for Israeli, Palestinian and third-party leaders who are willing to seize the opportunity to address the challenges of conflict with the pragmatism, empathy, courage and creativity that have been the hallmarks of Camp David. The agreements were a new interim agreement or a new stage, but negotiations under the agreements slowed down for several reasons. These include the inability to involve Jordanians in the discussions; the controversy over the colonies; the failure of the ensuing autonomy interviews; the domestic political opposition, supported by both Bégin and Sadat, and in the case of Sadats of exclusion and anger from the Arab world; The establishment of a cold peace between Egypt and Israel; and changes in foreign policy priorities, including the discontinuity of staff who are committed to maintaining the negotiation process[.]]  The Camp David Agreement, signed in September 1978 by President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Bégin, established the framework for a historic peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, concluded in March 1979. President Carter and the U.S. government have played a leading role in creating the possibility of this deal happening. Since the beginning of his term, Carter and his foreign secretary Cyrus Vance have negotiated intensively with Arab and Israeli leaders in the hope of reconvening the Geneva Conference, which had been launched in December 1973 to end the Arab-Israeli dispute.
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