"The Stargazer knows that many prefer the status quo: there can be advantage as well as profit in conflict." Alas I see no evidence and no inclination on the part of Natanyahu to create a vision that could sustain Israel into the future. His tenure is all about political survival. He loves the limelight and the attention he gets in the United States. For this to continue maintaining the status quo is an imperative. Otherwise his coalition would collapse. This is not leadership and is certainly is not imagining a sustainable future for Israel. He is on the path to a one-state solution. Most probably an apartheid one. And he and his country will deservedly earn the opprobrium of the rest of the world. So I see the second future with Natanyahu driving Israel over the cliff as the more probable scenario.
Ya'alon met with security chiefs to assess situation following developments at Gaza border (Haaretz)
from the article: Mideast peace needs prophets, not yes-men