Israel and the Pal'a have many things in common. One being that both sides have those who want peace, there are those who dont belive peace is obtainable, and those who dont want it at all. The settlement activity is like Hamas firing rockets. Its a pain in the you know what, but it shouldnt end the peace process. In the end, if peace is reached, the settlements will be removed. There are great obsticals in the way for both sides, this being one of them.
Ofir Akunis officially replaces Danny Danon as minister of science, technology, and space (Haaretz)
from the article: Abbas: No quick decision on future of Middle East peace talks