Keep that in mind when the Israeli propaganda machine regurgitates the bile filled line of always wanting peace and security.
-Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be the winner of the construction-freeze crisis: The 10-month suspension of building in the settlements will not be extended and the prime minister has given up nothing.
-Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, his threats to the contrary, will not scuttle the peace talks that have barely begun just because Netanyahu isn't extending the freeze.
-U.S. President Barack Obama,preaching for the moratorium to continue, can't force it on Netanyahu on the eve of the congressional elections
-Abbas and Obama will swallow the end of the freeze and wait for Israel to stumble by approving a provocative building plan.
-Netanyahu will try to leverage his success in the freeze crisis to show his camp that he really is the strongman of his election slogans.
Haaretz has kindly pointed out what should be the obvious falseness of the "peace talks" and their agenda
This is the settlement paradox: They (settlements) expand in direct proportion to advances in the diplomatic process. When there is no peace, there is no construction, and when there are contacts, ceremonies and optimism, hundreds of new homes sprout up in the hills of the West Bank.
After he releases some of the immediate pressure and calms the settlers down, letting a few homes be built in proportion to gestures made to the Palestinians, he will delay plans for further construction in the West Bank. These plans will have to wait for an improvement in the diplomatic process. They will be authorized when Netanyahu and Abbas have drawn closer; then pressure will be put on Israel once again. Building will speed up again, concentrated in blocs to strengthen Israel's negotiating position on borders, and to create more facts on the ground.
It is all a show, a sleight of hand, while "peace talks" continue, Israel steals land and leverages it for future land thievery.
What a ruse!
Interesting ending to this piece-
Netanyahu can swing right and left, demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state, hint on an approaching breakthrough with the Syrians, and hope with all his might that Iran will do something provocative that will challenge America and its allies to take serious steps against it.
Therefore, we can be sure Iran won't do anything provocative. But, a false flag provocation may be all Israel needs.