Sadly, he and his line have great support in Israel. Many of my countrymen are deeply unable to strategize when to forge ahead (with chuzpa), when to secure what we have, when to cut our losses. They know only one or the other. It is this mindset that contributes to disaster, historically (Europe at the first half of the 20th century, Arab states at the second half of the 20th century) and in present times (see 'tea party' movement in US).
India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts (AP)
from the article: Abbas may circumvent Israel, ask U.S. to recognize Palestinian state