Adherents ignore reality by supporting it. So does Abbas knowing it's impossible. He, like others, know the only solution is one state comprised of Israel and the Territories. Nothing else will work.
PA leaders call current conditions unsustainable. They're right. They identified the problem, not the solution. "The international community and Palestinians together need to exercise all possible efforts to preserve the viability of the two-state solution - or consider the alternatives," they say.
How? They're right saying "the only viable solution".is bringing an end to Israel's (45 year) occupation." They stop short of explaining how.
Netanyahu and Obama also pretend what neither leader supports or knows is viable as the only way forward. So do analysts who know better.
Gideon Levy thinks Obama and Netanyahu may prove a "winning duo, the ones who bring about an agreement with the Palestinians." He doesn't understand that both leaders demand Palestinian surrender, not justice.
It's been that way for decades and won't change now. If it was viable, it would have happened long ago under more conciliatory leaders on both sides. It didn't and won't now.
Palestinians are on their own to end occupation and live free. They won't be helped by Israel, America, or all Western states that matter. Friendly rhetoric substitutes for supportive policies with teeth. None are forthcoming or planned longer-term.
Levy is misguided thinking Obama "will translate his anger against Netanyahu into pressure on Israel to finally end the occupation."