Is Obama Giving the Palestinians a Free Ride?

The inbox runneth over. Goldblog reader Thom Seaton writes:

There are many Zionists who do not support the settlement project but who believe that Obama's approach has essentially provided Palestinians with a free ride.  Settlement expansion can be verified; attempts to curtail incitement cannot be verified and Abbas can escape responsibility for the continued failure of Palestinian leaders to accept the existence of a majority Jewish state.  ... If American leaders and many Jews among J Street, Brit Tzedek, et al were quick to condemn Bibi's reluctance to embrace a two-state solution, why did not the administration find fault with Palestinian refusal to accept the existence of a Jewish state.  If this is to be a matter for final negotiations, why is not the settlements also a matter for such discussions.