The maybes and bluffs and foot dragging and half measures cannot go on forever, and the chances for peace will diminish after this go around. Think hard, do the last twenty years represent the kind of security Israel seeks? What about national dignity? Does it warm you inside, or do you cringe when the world press announces the latest Israeli missteps with DIME, white phosphorus, the Turkish ambassador, the Gaza flotilla, or forged passports? Isn't it time to spend your national resources to the benefit of law-abiding Israelis, a fair number of whom have fallen under the poverty line as your government wastes funds on aggressive confrontation and a 19th-century-style frontier project? Extending the freeze would at least hint that Israel COULD make peace if she so chose. You owe it to the world and to yourselves, don't you?
5 tourists rescued from Hebron after being hit by firebomb; 2 hurt (Haaretz)
from the article: Settlers prepare to mark freeze expiration with construction surge