That is what he is doing. Having said that, I wish Abbas would say that he would never negotiate while settlement expansion continued in WB or EJ. Instead he says the settlement freeze was Obama's idea. Yes, Obama has been a dissapointment, but Abbas would get much worse treatment if Perry or Romny win.
Stabbing reported in Kiryat Gat in southern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Obama: UN resolutions won't bring Israel-Palestinian peace