Abbas almost has to push forward with the UN bid or his own people will assassinate him. Israel should be very cautous when dealing with Obama. At least with Abbas you know what you're dealing with, but with Obama you get the feeling he's the devil you don't know so well. No two state compromise!!! Plus, Jerusalem is the Jewish capital...period.
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)