Proposed compromise by Quartet turned down by Abbas as he is unwilling to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. What it all boils down to is that he is unwilling to give up his dream of destroying Israel demographically with millions of "refugees." Any peace that doesn't lead to the destruction of Israel is unacceptable to the Palestinians.
source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...124030,00.htmlThe representatives joined Ashton and Clinton in order to formulate another proposal, according to which the Palestinian Authority will hold direct negotiations with Israel based on the June 4 1967 borders with land swaps. In return, Abbas is required to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and declare the end of the conflict, while agreeing to appropriate security arrangements.
However, the meeting ended several hours later due to Abbas' refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish State. In addition, certain disagreements between the American and European positions remained unsolved.