I can understand the concern for world opinion regarding the settlements, sort of. I believe it was Menachem Begin that said that he wouldn't cave in to world opinion since the world really doesn't like the Jews anyway. The Palestinians have shown less interest in solving the problem than Netanyahu. Regarding withholding tax money to pay off the debts, the last time I didn't pay my utilities bill, they were cut off. I'm sure there are many Israelis that are behind on their bills and get services turned off. Why do the Palestinians that cheer when missiles are launched into Israel get free utilities. Gaza isn't occupied yet Israel provides terrorists with electricity to manufacture more weapons. Seems highly illogical for such smart people.
from the article: Reckless behavior