No one really expected this peace process to come through and even Obama and Clinton know its not so simple and not all up to Netanyahu's decision so this article sounds like fiction. Netanyahu depends on his coalition, No Coalition= No Netanyahu Government so that's why there was no building freeze. The second reason being the fact that Abbas insists on something so idiotic as a settlement freeze instead of focusing on establishing borders to prevent the settlements from expanding into Palestinian territory which proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that to Abbas peace is not all that important and he wants to get what he can without delivering.
Saudi FM: We hope Iran uses sanction relief for development, not nefarious activities (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. officials: Barak 'deceived' us about his role in peace process