Talks with the Palestinians are next to useless because it won't give them the 1967 borders and a right of return which they demand. Unilaterally, declaring their state (again) won't give it to them either but it keeps the world busy with their cause. The Palestinians are just throwing another tantrum for public attention.
Jerusalem suburb of Even Sapir evacuated as wildfire spreads (Haaretz)
from the article: 'Egypt trying to convince Abbas to resume peace talks with Israel'