Israel was willing to extend the settlement freeze for another three
months but decided not to "because the US said that what would happen is
that we'd end up spending a lot of political capital, and on the 91st
day, they [the Palestinians] would ask for more," Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday during a speech to foreign
Netanyahu reiterated that "no coalition will prevent me from pursuing a
peace that I believe in. If I move forward with a peace agreement, it
means I believe in it, and I can get the support of the Israeli public."