"A right-wing government is more likely to come into diplomatic conflict with the United States and Europe," Malka said.
Singh says Israelis are concerned about security but are pragmatic and want peace. He cites a poll showing "an even split on dismantling settlements outside the major blocs" and "strong support" for a two-state solution.
"This deep -- if flickering -- desire for peace is an opportunity for the Obama administration, and the data also point to a policy path for seizing it. That path must begin with a return to basics." Singh said.
"President Obama must avoid desperation in either of its primary modes -- Hail Mary peace plans or glum inaction. It is never a bad time to push for peace; but making progress will require patient preparation, followed by consistent, unflinching, and unglamorous work."