Israeli politicians feel well served by Qassam attacks upon Sderot. Sderot residents are 100 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than they are to be killed by a Qassam. Meanwhile, while the rocket attacks continue unabated, this leaves many options open to Israel which would not be there without the continued attacks. In the wacky world of Israeli and American politics you do not discuss peace with your enemies and you do not discuss truces with your enemies. These are privleges that are reserved for deserving friends only.
Saudi FM: We hope Iran uses sanction relief for development, not nefarious activities (Reuters)
from the article: Leading Israeli authors, intellectuals call for truce with Hamas