As usual Akiva Eldar operates more as propagandist than as journalist. The failure of the negotiations is a reflection of the fact that the Palestinians do not want an agreement. They do not need one as they are being well- fed by the Europeans and the Americans. Obama misjudged the situation from the beginning, and continues to misjudge it if he believes the sides can come to an agreement. Wisdom for him would be 'benigh neglect' of the subject which may be impossible given the pressures of media- folk like Eldar for him to do the impossible.
from the article: Obama's show of strength against Netanyahu