Secretary Kerry can surely understand that Abbas has been defying the Oslo Accords of 1993 and 1995, and has been making any excuse to avoid the continuation of peace negotiations with the State of Israel
The Oslo Accords are dead. They have been null and void since September 23rd 2011. And in the absence of a framework for peace to which the Palestinians are willing to adhere, it is the prerogative of the Israeli people to act in their own best interests.
As Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) addressed the United Nations, many observers remained suspicious of his planned unilateral declaration of Palestinian Arab statehood, but were not necessarily able to articulate why. Jonathan Neumann reviews reviews the basics.
Insisting that the Palestinians and Israelis come back to the negotiating table under the aegis of an Obama peace plan, Washington has indicated its break from reality and has accordingly abdicated leadership on this issue. This opens the door for EU leadership that could disarm the dangerous partisan atmosphere triggered by Palestinian unilateralism.