As the article argues, the US has not made the slightest shift in the direction of minimal Palestinian demand, so let us not put much hope on the success of the talk, but the US and Israel would have obtained what they want for now. Abu Mazin should not have agreed to take part, but then the Gulf States pulled the rug from under him. The same Gulf States who are financing the slaughter in Syria
Saudi-backed forces advance on rebel-held province in Yemen (DPA)
from the article: Is the U.S. prepared to pay for peace?