Perhaps a good number of Israelis, myself included, just feel that the Palestinians are not that interested in being party to a process, like a Peace treaty, that will formalize Israels existance. In their present status they can continue playing the victims - a role that has served them well with a fair gallery of supporters. The mechanism is simple - just continue putting conditions for starting peace talks forward that, in essence, are the very things that the peace talks are meant to settle.
26-year-old sustains serious injuries in Tel Aviv stabbing (Haaretz)
from the article: Mr. Hawking, you're late to the party