Who are those who suspect Likud (especially, etc???) of such things? You suggest for peace they should “… quit apartheid and live within some equitable negotiated set of borders…”. Firstly, there is no apartheid, There is diversity within the entire population as well as WITHIN the Jewish population. Secondly, all previous attempts of peace with their neighbors have been met with intransigence to say the least. Unilateral concessions make little sense. It has been a long path, but Israel does have civil relations with Jordan and Egypt. (At its face, I see the decision to build settlements not particularly beneficial; however, methinks it could be the carrot on the stick) We shall see.