Prof. Sheffer is asking why not work with Obama to make peace. And the answer is: Israelis prefer by far to escalate the conflict, most recently along religious elements -- see "national heritage sites". The 2nd intifada started with a visit of Sharon to temple mount and the 3rd will start from visit of Israel Beitenu to the pseudo tomb of a Jewish saint. Beware all young Israeli not willing to get killed to protect bones of fictitious saints.
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from the article: Why does Israel continue to dismiss Obama's Mideast peace efforts?