Bibi and the Right have exploited the Israeli public's fears and unfortunate racism toward the Palestinians, to the extent that the public does not even remember how a responsible government behaves. All prior diplomatic initiatives are viewed cynically and the blame is conveniently passed to the other side without sufficient self-examination. Bibi has neither the courage nor the will to negotiate in good faith with the Palestinians. What Bibi is good at, is spinning his version of events and instilling unwarranted fear. This is what has kept him in power. Sadly, it doesn't appear things will change this time around.
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
from the article: Dennis Ross: Two-state solution is not dead, only way to Mideast peace