This fake freeze is for American consumption. Just to demonstrate to the uninformed. The Palestinians are not fooled. Neither is the US government. When it was announced two days ago, it was fake. It's fake now. But I'm sure it is designed to show the Palestinians off badly to the US news media who will buy in with gusto. This might draw the Obama Admin to the table. But Obama is not empowered to negotiate for the PLO.
from the article: Netanyahu declares 10-month settlement freeze 'to restart peace talks'