The USA appears desperate to have talks. Maybe they feel more talking means less shooting not just at Israel but at themselves. Muslim countries are on USA backs to force concessions out of Israel so that the Arab regimes can show their people they are doing something. It doesn't matter whether talks are held in Russia,Spain or Las Vegas, they all fail because of a stalemate on Jerusalem,right of return and the Arab rejection of Israel as a Jewish-majority state. Peripheral concessions like freezing or minor withdrawals just whets the Palestinian appetite for more concessions.Israel has to hold tight in the face of Arab rejection and Western ignorance.
Preliminary report: Palestinian stabs man near Damascus Gate, Jerusalem (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu: Change in the air over Israel-Palestinian peace talks