Abbas said numerous times that if settlement building resumed, he would walk away frmo peace talks. Now that settlement building has resumed, Abbas has to think about it? The key to all this peace fakery is having talks in place over the American elections. Obama wants this and needs this and he couldn't care less what happens to the peace talks after that. This suits Netanyahu, because he is putting the dog bite on Obama for more concessions and all he has to do is fake peace talks for a couple of months. Since Abbas has cooperated with Israel and America in the past, to the detriment of the Palestinian people, it was a forgone conclusion that Abbas would end up playing along. Maybe Israelis dislike and distrust Obama because he made a fuss over settlements last year, but he has been Bibis boy ever since. It is unlikely that there will ever be another president that knows how to roll over and play dead so well. He deserves better from Israelis.
from the article: Abbas: No quick decision on future of Middle East peace talks