In any event, as things stand, the amiable but tired Mr Abbas may be around for quite a while yet.
Two weeks ago a pair of American diplomats were closeted in Abbas' hotel bedroom, pleading with him not to put the Obama administration over a barrel with the Unesco application.
Mr. Abbas condemned the Israeli incursion, calling it a massacre and a slap in the face to peace efforts.
Q: President Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority was quoted as saying that Palestine would submit to the UN its member state application.
He will likely not call off the talks, but might try to possibly leverage some conciliatory talk out of Abbas.
And the longer it does, the less legitimate Mr Abbas's constitutional balancing act will look.
与上述那位波斯哲人阿圃杜尔 - 巴哈 - 阿巴斯早期的看法相呼应，乔克西列举三项事实：
Echoing the earlier words of Abdu'l-Baha Abbas, the aforementioned Persian, Choksi bullets three facts:
However, across the border the Shi'ite kingdom of Persia under Abbas the Great was qui te prepared to ally with European states against the Ottomans.
And Mecca suggests that Mr Abbas has little desire at present to take Hamas on either with guns or at the polling booth.
At the start of the national dialogue, president Abbas set a time limit: days. Mr. Abbas' deadline expired at midnight on Monday.