It appears that a decision has been made by PM Netanyahu that settlements will continue and the barrier will be completed along its entire 450 km route. It is sad, but Mr Abbas would really be better off to delare either a Palestinian State unilaterally, or throw up his hands and say, we surrender, no state,but give us citizenship in Israel. This will never happen under the present Israeli government. Their credibility, for whatever reason is zero. It is just a matter of time before his ego propells him into a situation from which he cannot extricate himself or Israel. Then the fun will begin, sadly. Oh yes, from all indications, minus the help and oversight of the USA.
Education Minister Bennett orders increased funding for gay youth organizations (Haaretz)
from the article: Top U.S. official: We won't accept partial settlement freeze