His determination to keep building West Bank settlements rather than enter final status peace talks with the Palestinians is nicely described by Nahum Barnea in his Yediot Ahronot column thus:

[It is] "as if Julia Roberts said to Richard Gere in 'Pretty Woman': when we marry I'll be yours for always, but until the wedding, I'll continue to work the street."

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