While the politicians waste time pursuing anything else, the settlers make hay buildling and building and building, penetrating ever deeper into land which the UN reserved for Palesitinians So for Israel it is not wasted time at all. But it all hinges on the Palestinians agreeing to Israel's colonial advance. For as long as they do not agree, Israel is a criminal state. The other half of the grand strategy is for other nations to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, which will validate apartheid in Israel. Every act that Netayahu performs is guided by these two principles. Everything else is just so much hogwash.
Woman moderately wounded by firebomb thrown at her car in north J'lem (Haaretz)
from the article: Diplomats: Arabs want return to indirect Mideast talks