I must say some of what passes for scholarly work here seems to me to be glimpses of the obvious. E.g.: that Israel would react positively to a Palestinian shift to peace and recognition. Gee, d'ya think? A warmed over version of the trope I heard years ago: "if the Palestinians laid down their arms there would be peace. If Israel laid down its arms it would be wiped out"[*]. Nothing in the 20-odd years since I first heard that has changed.
And why is it that American administrations have to come to " understand" that? Isn't it obvious?
Go on, then, saddle up your own confirmation bias!
************[*] Later: It was Benjamin Netanyahu and the proper version is: