...why should the government of Israel fulfill the Palestinians' wish for a Judenrein West Bank?
...the Prime Minister's Office statement cleverly shreds the campaign of delegitimization against Jews residing in the West Bank. If Jews can live on the West Bank under Palestinian rule, they no longer can be portrayed as obstructing a resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict, thereby defanging the whole "settlement" issue.
...Finally, Netanyahu's position changes the terms of debate. It permits Jerusalem to argue that true resolution of the conflict requires Israelis being able to reside peaceably in a Palestinian state. The conflict will only truly end, I have contended for over a decade: "when the Jews living in Hebron need as little security as the Arabs living in Nazareth."