I don't know the answer to these questions and I have never heard from anybody else that knows the answer. It is obvious that Israel favors expansion over peace and the reasons for this are also obvious. What is not so obvious is why do people act as if Israel does want peace? Why can't anyone who does think that Israel wants peace please explain it to the rest of us. Why?
Ya'alon met with security chiefs to assess situation following developments at Gaza border (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu has time for excuses, but not for peace