Israel has been building and expending settlements steadily for the past thirty years. During this time, Israel has had every type of government, left, right and center. During this time Israel has participated in a number of fake peace efforts. (obviously one cannot support peace AND settlement expansion at the same time). The direction of the nation, along with it's policies and actions remained constant. The government did not matter. In fact, there is only one political party in Israel although it has several different factions with different names. This is why it is so easy and so common for Israeli politicians to change parties. The primary differences between Netanyahu, Sharon, and Rabin is that one is alive, one is dead, and one is in between. None made peace. None stopped settlement construction. All used various their public personas to further their aims.
Gunmen in Egypt kill guard outside Niger embassy (Reuters)
from the article: Veteran Israeli anchor Yair Lapid leaves Channel 2 to enter politics