The thinking behind Netanyahu's latest move may have been revealed by Foreign Minister Ariel Sharon Sunday night: Sharon told right-wing settlers that a Palestinian state wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing for Israel, and then urged them to grab as much land as they can. "We'll expand the area," said Sharon. "Whatever is seized will be ours. Whatever isn't seized will end up in their hands." There's little the Israelis can realistically do to stop Arafat from declaring a state, but they'll do their best to restrict him to a Rorschach splatter hardly visible on a world map. Which is a good reason not to bet that Israeli troops will be striking camp any time soon.