Abbas is as much to blame for this as anyone. Years of grovelling to Tel Aviv and collaborating in the Occupation have emboldened Zionist extremists and have pretty much destroyed any chance of a 2 state solution. So what does it matter if Trump's lunatic regime dances along with Netanyahu's lunatic regime on this issue? Well aside from yet another blow to international law that has ruled the world since 1948 then nothing much. East Jerusalem is never going to be the capital of a Palestinian state as there will never be a Palestinian state, and Abbas knows this fine well. While this nonsense is ongoing its distracting all attention from the plight of the Palestinian people and the real issues that need to be addressed.