So Bibi's concerned that his govt will fall if he extends the freeze - it's nice to see that he's more concerned about his political survival than the good of the country. But there is another choice, wave bye, bye to Lieberman and the NRP (Shas won't go - though no great loss if they do) and bring Kadima in. Were Bibi to assure Livni that he would SERIOUSLY pursue negotiations, extend the settlement freeze and develop a fall back plan if negotiations fail (settlers come home army stays in WB) Livni would have no choice but to bite the bullet and join Bib's government. Then Bibi'd get to do the right thing AND stay in power. Win/Win for him at least (personally I can't stand him but if he did that I'd be ok with him staying in the PM's office)
4 UN peacekeepers injured in Sinai and taken to hospital in south Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: 'Settlement freeze biggest obstacle to direct talks'