There is nothing on the Palestinian side remotely suggesting a peace deal so Netanyahu sees no reason to baby them with concessions. There is no Palestinian change on 1967 border demands or ROR or acceptance of a Jewish Israel. Netanyahu wants to leave the West and the Israeli electorate the idea that he is a man of peace.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)
from the article: Netanyahu declares 10-month settlement freeze 'to restart peace talks'