The US is getting more directly engaged in the negotiating process between Israel and the Palestinians, presenting Israel with a West Bank security plan and making a new push for a framework agreement. This analysis assesses the latest developments.
Despite setbacks, support for the two state solution has remained consistent among the Israeli public for more than a decade.
However, Israelis remain sceptical about the outcome of the peace talks and about the Palestinians as reliable partners.
Whilst Israelis are divided over particular concessions, surveys indicate clear majority support for a ‘yes’ vote in any future referendum on a deal.
On Thursday 27 November Mark Regev, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman for the international media, spoke with Richard Pater, the Director of BICOM’s Israel office, about Israeli government policy towards the Negev Bedouin. Listen to the interview and read an edited transcript.