It is time for Mr. Abbas to retire. The USA and EU have decided to abandon the Palestinians and the only talks will be direct between Netanyahu and Abbas. As Netanyahu is not the kind of guy to bring down his coalition by talking peace; and Abbas has no leverage without the USA, the only thing all parties have left to do is fix the blame for failure upon anyone else.
Obama visits Paris attack site, pays tribute to victims (AP)
from the article: EU: Abbas close to accepting direct Mideast peace talks