This pattern rings somewhat familiar. Back in 1941, a delegation from the Japanese government was in Washington to discuss improving relations with the United States, and while they were there, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. The Israeli Prime Minister comes to the US and talks about peace, while one bombshell after another occurs in Jerusalem to obstruct any possibility of negotiations toward peace.
President Rivlin meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican (Haaretz)
from the article: Obama: East Jerusalem building plans 'unhelpful' to peace efforts