You guys are really slow to click on to what is happening here. You are not dealing with an idiot. Abbas has woken up to the game and is playing his own. The Quartet,America and Israel have pushed the Palestinians there. I cannot help but think Obama has orchestrated it this way. Israel has been sidelined because it never abides by any peace process and gets America to veto or it simply refuses to comply with any Resolution the UN makes to resolve matters peacefully. You cannot conduct Peace efforts whilst you flagrantly break International Law and violate previous signed agreements and expect the other party to stay connected. Only a mug would enter into negotiations with Israel. Abbas is telling America and Israel that he can get what the Palestinians need without either of them and the Quartet is an extension of both. The tsunami starts about here...the tide rose during Abbas's speech...look to the horizon for the oncoming wave. Israel cannot be trusted.
U.S. House Speaker Boehner brushes off call for his ouster (Reuters)
from the article: The Middle East peace process show must go on