Obama started off as as one of the most pro-Arab and somewhat not so pro-Israel presidents in recent memory. The Palestinians have squandered this opportunity by foolishly believing that they could bypass the Americans and force a state on Israel with the help of Third World and European allies. It won't fly. Abbas is about to open a box without anyone knowing what's in it. The choice was always between negotiation and confrontation and it seems the Palestinians have decided to play the confrontation game once again.
Iran deal opposition grows among U.S. Republicans, Reuters poll shows (Reuters)
from the article: Palestinians deny submitting official statehood request to UN