Obama will have to excuse Abbas for not getting excited about this little game of three card monte. Bibi is the dealer, Abbas is the shill and Obama is the mark. The object is for the dealer, with the help of the shill, to get all the money he can from the mark. The shill is supposed to cooperate with the dealer in order to give the mark confidence. For any one of a hundred good reasons, Abbas is not playing his part. The question is, can Bibi get the goods from the mark without the help of the shill? After the game is over, Obama will find his money, his term of office, and the game, have all disappeared.
Joint Arab List's Odeh: I won't set red lines on resistance to occupation (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. presses Abbas to resume direct peace talks with Israel