First of all, Israel no longer has the power to set terms for Palestinian independence. Six months ago Israel had considerable influence, now it has almost none. Second, and most importantly, is that Israel must let the new Palestinian state be created on good terms. That is the point of the article. The new state will either be a mild ally or a strong enemy. Israel right now is trying to make it a strong enemy. It's not smart.
from the article: Israel should recognize Palestinian statehood