It is a great nonsense to represent Mahmud Abbas as a head of the Palestinian.
The western world unfortunately has learned nothing. It is not able to solve this problem ever either. Hamas (chosen democratically) is the only contact person there. Israel endangers the world peace much more than Hamas.
Emanuel provides wrong facts to Obama, he hopefully notices this. Mahmud Abbas is a joke figure in the Islamic world, no one seriously takes him. Israel wants him as contact person but not the Palestinian people.
Somebody who supports peace should see this!