Direction 3 from Overseas â€“ The Obama Administration
Certainly, US policy as it stands today will not stop at anything short of massive pressure on Bibi for an immediate settlement freeze, and a Palestinian State “within two years,” as Obama’s plan is reportedly aiming for. This is something that, if Bibi actually tries to implement, his government will almost certainly not survive. Enough said there.
In the end, what you have is a Prime Minister, poked by the left flank of his coalition over unauthorized outposts, pushed by the nationalist right who are just beginning to flood the Likud membership ranks supported by rightist MKs within his own party, and closed in by an American government intent on imposing a Palestinian state, even if it means the crippling of Bibi’s government, which is arguably what they actually want to see in order to get someone more flexible in office.
Netanyahu may have the support of the people, but he can literally go nowhere on any diplomatic initiative without seriously angering any number of essential blocs of his fragile coalition government. The very most he can do is stay cloistered up in a political stalemate, trying to do nothing but remain in power for as long as he can. That is, until he has to make a move.