The idea is bridge differences, not to inflame the parties. It is common to check with an opposing interest before making such a move. It is hardly a nefarious move. The conspiracy stuff is so tiresome and baseless. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. upgrades diplomatic ties with Palestinians in bid to woo Abbas