Yes, I believe this is very much Obama's plan. It is pretty clear that Obama is setting up Israel in this. Obama's relinquishing of American sovereignty to international law makes this possible.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says dispute with Hamas over formation of unity government hinders bid for statehood at UN in September.
The Quartet, which also includes the European Union, Russia and the United Nations, is expected to meet in Washington on July 11 to discuss ways to revive the deadlocked Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah last month.
Abbas said in an interview to Voice of Palestine radio that the Quartet should adopt clear terms of reference for the negotiations, adding that "it is not right that three members agree on everything then the US comes and vetoes them."
Abbas said that he was still in favor of negotiations but that he was also determined to seek UN recognition of a Palestinian state in September, despite U.S. objections.
Abbas urged Hamas to relent in a dispute over the formation of Palestinian unity government, saying the Palestinian bid to become a UN member state was at stake.
Abbas's Western-backed Fatah movement and Islamist Hamas formally ended their four-year feud in April but remain spilt over the president's insistence that his prime minister, Salam Fayyad, head the proposed new cabinet of political independents.
"We want to go to the United Nations united, and we have to understand, and Hamas and others have to understand, that this government isn't a nationalist government - it is a technocrat government," Abbas said.[...]Many Palestinians want factions to close ranks for the UN assembly in September, where their lobbying to be recognized as sovereign in lands Israel captured during the Six Day War in 1967 looks set to win wide - if symbolic - support.