Is not just a river. Over the last three years Netanyahu has managed to alienate much of the world, utterly discredit the USA, and prove that his government will never stop annexing Judea and Samaria by settlement expansion. Put simply, Netanyahu has proved to most of the world that he will never negotiate a Palestinian state. When the PA made it very clear a year ago that it would seek UN General Assembly recognition Netanyahu's only response was denial, intransigence, and increases in settlements. Israel is way out on a limb with no way to climb down.
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from the article: Knesset report slams Israel's preparations for Palestinian statehood bid