A settlement FREEZE would prove Israel was interested in peace. A settlement pause where no new permits would be given for a few months while construction continued on prior projects would prove nothing but perfidy. Bibi Netanyahu finds himself in the situation of Iran with it's nuclear program. He has proven himself to be untrustworthy by his prior lies and prevarication's. Only by acts may he change minds, word will accomplish nothing.
from the article: Netanyahu declares 10-month settlement freeze 'to restart peace talks'