I do think he genuinely sympathizes with the plight of the Palestinians but he his absolutely stymied by those lobbying on behalf of Israel. Just consider all of those US politicians in Congress applauding Netanyahu as he criticized their own president for having expressed the simplest most straightforward path to serious negotiations. I wish it were otherwise, but Obama does not stand a chance against the forces supporting Israel's takeover of Palestinian land no matter what. Only history will record this crime.
Supreme Court rejects plea for freeze on expansion of asylum seekers' detention (Haaretz)
from the article: Erekat: Palestinian Authority cannot exist without independent state