The pattern is to go through the motions of being involved in a 'peace process' which is all 'process' and no 'arrival'. This is a kind of sop to US, EU pressure / cojoling while all the time establishing facts on the ground in the form of settlements. The only positive development is that more and more people are wising up to the fact that Israel has no interest in a just peace with the Palestinians, the country is becoming a pariah state in the way South Africa under apartheid was and this is a scenario with no future in the long run.
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)
from the article: Netanyahu should admit Israel doesn't want peace