Israel wants concessions from America. This is acconplished by participating in the peace talks. This is what Israel did. If the Palestinians walk away, that is Obamas problem, not Israels. Obama should not expect Israel to make any sacrifices to help him at the elections. It is not as if Israel really wants peace. Peace would be an epic disaster for Israel. They would give up much and receive almost nothing. Why would Obama think that Israel is eager to do this? Anyway, it seems as if Obamas peace fakery may fall apart before he profits from it. This is right and good. Netanyahu will do us all a favor to resume settlement building and Abbas will do us all a favor to walk away from the peace fakery and expose Obama as an incompetent fool.
from the article: Netanyahu seen unlikely to accept U.S. compromise in Mideast talks