If Israel does not freeze settlement activities then Abbas will lose the election to Hamas. If the freeze happens, Netanyahu will lose right wing support base and probably be thrown out of office. Unfortunately, if it's up to Netanyahu there will be no freeze. Here we are back where we started--checkmate.
Israeli justice minister: Pollard will be released November 20 (Haaretz)
from the article: Top U.S. official: We won't accept partial settlement freeze