Haaretz, Nov 24, 2015

 Listening to foreign news about the conflict, one might think that there exists a sovereign Palestine, which has some sort of territorial dispute with the State of Israel.

[...] The story has very little to do with the reality on the ground. There is no Palestine. Israel is the only sovereign between the river and the sea. [...]

Under Israeli sovereignty, Jews have all the rights. Palestinians don’t. [...]

That’s why support for the peace process is so low: Israeli Jews understand that any major change – either in the form of a two-state solution or the one-state solution, or any other arrangement – will actually make things worse for them. They will need to give up assets, and they will get nothing in return. So they elect the leader who promises to do everything in his power to maintain things as they are, and after he blows up the peace process – as promised – he gets reelected with an even bigger majority.


from http://www.haaretz.com/peace/1.688182