I think what happened is that Mr. Natanyahu has played some kind of Russian Roulette. Had Mr. Biden and he US swallowed the Israeli decision, Jerusalem would have been overflown with jewish settlements. But, for sake of peace and both peoples , Natanyahu's maneuver did backfire.
Ya'alon has 'total confidence' in deputy chief, decries political attempts to harm IDF (Haaretz)
from the article: East Jerusalem plan was supposed to be shelved, so what happened?