As Obama's popularity fades in the US, pressure on Israel will drop and things will be back to "normal". Until then, Netanyahu has to keep buying time at the daily-grind machine. He has no plan B for what happens if he runs out of change before Obama loses popularity. As someone famous once said - the Jewish idea of swimming is not drowning.
Prime Minister Netanyahu's meeting with security chiefs ends after four hours (haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu: Israel to reach deal with U.S. on settlements this week