continued at Taba after Clinton left office, reportedly progressing until Barak called them off - after leaks of what he was offering Arafat? The excuse for calling them off was that the election that Sharon was of course going to win was imminent. Later Barak wrote an op-ed piece that I recall roughly, it said his offer to Arafat was just a way to show Arabs were liers, although it seemed to me to that it showed PMs are liers.
U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad (Reuters)
from the article: Obama to Abbas: I will make every effort to ensure Palestinian statehood