I must remind everyone,that in 2000 when I lived in UK,I was informed that following Sharon's Temple Mount walkabout with many armed guards,the Israeli government MUST have known what the possible outcome was going to be.An extraordinary meeting was called for the local shul public,adressed by someone from Israeli Embassy.There was a prepared speech followed by two prepared questions from the floor .Nobody was allowed to speak or comment.The 2nd intifada followed..
The people,minority tho they are,who were allowed to march thro Arab areas of East Jerusalem last year chanting "we will destroy the mosque and build a 3rd temple" on the SAME DAY that Israel and Jordan had confirmed status quo would not change ,only added to the hostility,even as Israelis were being mowed down and stabbed at bus stops.These extreme right wing/religious folk do not consider the effects of their actions and speeches on Israels population.
Whilst we know that the Arabs are looking for any excuse to blame Israel or start riots,surely we should not give them the opportunity!
In the coalition with its extreme right wing settlement and religious politicians,it is often a case of the tail wagging the dog.Netanyahu lets them have their way in order to maintain the government and thus his position.
Having lived here for 8 years,I dont see that there will be peace in forseeable future.SAD!