What's hard to understand about what happened here? US VP shows up for some of the more promising talks in recent years. No sooner does he land than the Israeli government thumbs their nose at Biden and the US by announcing, at the moment of his arrival, new settlement construction--knowing full well that this will shut things down. Friends don't poke friends in the eye.
Donald Trump: Israeli settlement construction in West Bank should 'keep going' (Haaretz)
from the article: Peres: We want U.S. ties to return to positive state