If Abbas doesn't want to talk thats just fine for Israel, no pressure to make even tiny concessions. It means no palestinian entity will be created and they can continue to rot in the camps for another 60 years. Right now Obama is in the White House and he is the most pro arab & anti Israel the US has ever had since Jimmy Carter. Obama wants to create a palestinian entity but Abbas is blowing his chances and time is running out. In Nomeber there are midterms in the US and the closer to November the more pressure Obama will be under by the Democrats to ease off on Israel because they don't want the anti Israel Democrat president costing Democrat senators jewish votes. After the midterms Obama will be going into an election year and thats not the right time to be getting tough on Israel if you want the jewish vote AIPAC is a powerful lobby group that neither Democrat senators or presidents want to take on. Abbas is fast running out of time through his own stupidity.
Entrance to Jerusalem's Old City to be opened to residents, Israeli citizens and tourists (Haaretz)
from the article: Abbas to U.S.: Peace talks won't work until Israel given red lines