its so transparent what they wanted to do. They never intended to sit down to talk. that was a smokescreen. They wanted talks to fail using the freeze's ending to insure blame fell on the israelis when in reality, they waited till the last minute to sit down, insuring that negotiations would never get done in a month...and obama either was ok with this strategy or not strong enough to call out the palestinians on this poor attempt to deceive. The party who clearly does not want to negotiate are the pals..they have calculated that they will get more from the UN and that obama will cave to the UN.
Italian FM arrives in Iran to promote economic, political ties (Reuters)
from the article: PA official: Arab states to attempt UN-forced settlement freeze