When a conflict persists for as long as this one the question needs to be asked, who wins from prolonging the conflict? Just as a divorce lawyer makes a killing from messy divorces there are those who perceive themselves winners from this conflict. Settlers get to settle, Israel gets lots of US aid, the Palestinian elite get privileges and the US gets to sell arms at inflated prices into a destabilized region. Let the dancing continue.
from the article: Thank you, Eli Yishai, for exposing the peace process masquerade