The current Israeli Prime Minister has never supported the peace process, and nothing he has said this week changes that fact.
The Israelis, like the Palestinians and the Americans, are deeply divided.
Right-wingers like Netanyahu believe they can continue occupation indefinitely while building more settlements to change permanently the facts on the ground.
Moderate Israelis don’t have much power at the moment, and have not been able to articulate a politically successful peace policy for the past decade.
Demographics eventually will force Israel to make a deal, but that may not come for another decade or more.
What’s frustrating is that everyone knows the policy outlined by President Obama, while containing absolutely nothing new, is the basis for a peaceful solution to the conflict.
Land swaps, the end of both settlements and the right to return, and mutual recognition are the way forward.
Gorilla says: “It takes two to tango, and at the moment we don’t have one!”