because what it would actually take to make peace with the Palestinians would signal the end of the State of Israel as we know it. Netanyahu is totally handcuffed by the promises he made to get into office. Israel and her successive leaders have consistently painted themselves into a corner and have not the will or the capability of getting out. Maybe that is what the people of Israel want. Strange behaviour indeed.
Iraq calls Turkish assault on Kurdish militants a dangerous escalation (Reuters)
from the article: Netanyahu declares 10-month settlement freeze 'to restart peace talks'