To get past the November elections, before unveiling his intended approach to a settlement. Meanwhile, these talks are likely to give a great deal of incite into the sincerity of Netanyahu's claim of being open to 2 state solution, and his intentions toward that end. Especially since, so far at least, he and his government have done virtually nothing that would suggest they have any intention of ending the status quo; and in fact, they seem to be in a considerable frenzy to intensify its degree. The more of this that goes on, the less political resistance there's gonna be when Obama announces a framework. The Israeli government has yet to understand that Israel no longer operates in the bubble it once did, wherein world knowledge of events, and Israel's activities, was largely limited to information released by Israel itself. That bubble no longer exists. That's why you have groups like JStreet, and now JCall, springing up among the once blindly supportive Diaspora. And don't doubt for second that this trend isn't going ripple, and that it isn't going to eventually make its way into the halls of Congress.
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