Actually, Israel wants no part of peace and for good reason (from their viewpoint). It would cause major domestic turmoil in Israel as soon as an agreement was made. It would require the forcible removal of reluctant and possibly hostile settlers on a large scale. It would cause increased violence from settlers toward the Palestinians.The list goes on and on. Of course, Israel made all these problems for itself thinking that they would act as an excuse not to evacuate the west bank. Thier goal was always to fill the west bank with settlers as quickly as possible. In spite of all the problems that would be caused by any peace agreement, Israel still pretends as if they want peace. This is simply to fend off international pressure and to continue the massive support received from America. The pretense is very thin these days and the American gravy train will grind to a halt before long.
Egypt says verdict in Al-Jazeera case expected Saturday (AP)
from the article: Palestinians: Israel has chosen West Bank settlements over peace