Abbas is a man of no particular leadership talent or charisma. He was largely ignored by everybody until America and Israel saw that he could be used as a tool against Hamas. Abbas showed no particular aptitude in this role either, regardless of all the coaching he had from the sidelines. Currently Abbas finds that both his masters and his constituancy have lost almost all hope that he can be of any further use to them. He has compromised his position and has nothing to show for it except for Israeli "goodwill" gestures, which were unilateral schemes meant to prop Abbas up. All that remains for Abbas is his exit.
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