We are at the dead end of bilateral negotiations. Obviously, the Palestinians do not want a State that would be a rump, demilitarized version of Puerto Rico. Just like PR depends on US, Palestine would depend on Israel for everything: economy, airport, electricity, and security. The real negotiation should be with Jordan, Palestine and Israel as Confederation. They all depend on each other. The Jordanians are the critical partner, supported by the Saudis who may want to see a strong Sunni regional agreement with them sharing authority in the Old City which would internationalized. This deal has been proposed and may be Plan B. Ari Shavit understands that only a partner that can guarantee security will be acceptable to Israel.
Syrian troops sieze village above rebel-held parts of Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: Waiting for the Palestinian Godot