Strategic miscalculation number one thousand and something. Now is the time for Pals to support Obama. It seems however that they still haven't given up on their almost pathological need to remain the outsider-victim / heroic martyr forever. If Abbas takes Obama's hand and act like he believes everything Obama promises, the pressure on Obama will only increase to deliver. This way Obama can drop them with the best excuse if needed to get the hell out of his 'peace-push' and save his health-care push.
from the article: Abbas refusal to meet Netanyahu could scuttle tripartite talk plan