This is all about the Americans becoming sick and tired of Netanyahu's attempt to use the talks as nothing more than a convenient stick to hit Abbas over the head. The talks are doomed, and Kerry appears determined to ensure that the blame for that failure goes where it deserves to go i.e. heaped upon Bibi.
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
from the article: Kerry: 'Mistake' to use Jewish state recognition as deal breaker