at a particularly sensitive time, it will encourage a massive majority in the UN vote for Palestinian recognition and make the demonstrations even larger and potentially more dangerous. What good does this do for israel's future and security? It actually worsens it. The only logical path for 44 years has been direct negotiations, and bibi stalls, evades and impedes that. The only explanation seems to be in some kind of wrong headed perverse reading of history and his enlarged ego. Israel is headed for self destruction if Bibi continues on his path.
Two mortar shells explode in Golan Heights, no casualties or damage reported (Haaretz)
from the article: Mideast Quartet 'greatly concerned' by Israel's recent settlement plans