Is Obama planning to use his post-election “flexibility” to betray Israel?

Presidents Obama and Abbas shake hands as Yasser Arafat smiles over them

A couple of weeks ago, President Obama accidentally revealed his secret plans to capitulate to Russia on the U.S.’s missile defense program:

As he was leaning toward [Russian President Dmitri] Medvedev in Seoul, Obama was overheard asking for time – “particularly with missile defense” – until he is in a better position politically to resolve such issues.

“I understand your message about space,” replied Medvedev, who will hand over the presidency to Putin in May.

“This is my last election … After my election I have more flexibility,” Obama said, expressing confidence that he would win a second term.

“I will transmit this information to Vladimir,” said Medvedev, Putin’s protégé and long considered number two in Moscow’s power structure.

It appears that Obama has made similar secret assurances to the Palestinians about their efforts to be recognized by the United Nations as a state.  The left-wing Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reports that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to send Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an ultimatum on a new Palestinian “peace” plan:  Give a “positive response,” or the Palestinians will go back to the U.N.

Ha’aretz goes on to report:

Abbas said he would not wait until after the U.S. presidential elections in November, which he said U.S. administration officials had requested, before asking the UN General Assembly to upgrade the Palestinian Authority from “observer” status to that of a state without full membership in the United Nations.

Why did Obama want the Palestinians to wait until after the U.S. elections before seeking statehood from the U.N.?  Was it because Obama believes he’ll have more “flexibility” to support them?  The American and Israeli people deserve to know.