Israel wants the PA to make concessions in advance of Annapolis and promises nothing in return. Abbas has come to realize that he is powerless to make any changes to the status quo. The very best he can do is to avoid making things worse. I hope that Abbas, along with the rest of the Arab world simply doesn't show up at Annapolis. Don't say w word. Just don't go. People will get the message.
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
from the article: Hamas protesters in Gaza warn against concessions to Israel