There was a time, when PM Rabin tried the same. We all know the results. One cannot but doubt that a certain wind of change is blowing. Is it a Hamsin, or a true icy blast from the past. Whatever it may mean, one must not ignore the coming backlash from the Far Right. PM Netanyahu is a brave and courageous leader, however whatever his strategy, it will fall on deaf ears, especially from the PA and without a doubt the actual essence of his statements do not fit in with the gracious president in Washington,vis a vis his personal vision for the future Palestinian State. The future of Jerusalem has always been the main attraction in this played out movie rerun. That alone is not for sale. Sharing some East Jerusalem barrio may just work. Even the PM would not dare such a tactic. Settlement land can be swapped. Jerusalem is the Jewish Capital. See you next year in Jerusalem. Good night from snowy Alps.
U.S., allies conduct 17 strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (Reuters)
from the article: Netanyahu declares 10-month settlement freeze 'to restart peace talks'