In a small way, I think this is very significant.
Former PM Ehud Olmert supports Palestinian President Abbas's move to get observer state status
for Palestine at the UN.
There have been signs out of the Netanyahu government over the last few days that all the threats of dire punishment if the PA does this are going to be set aside. Looking at it up close, they seemed to realize that the draconian measures they'd threatening were not only ridiculous but profoundly counter-productive. But take note of Olmert.