The US wants a Palestinian state but accepts Israel as the Jewish state it is. The Palestinians seek every way to have a state and every way to avoid accepting Israel as is because after getting the West Bank they want to have the rest of Israel as a Palestinian Arab Muslim state too.The US does not buy into this and the Palestinians will have to turn to the Muslim states if they hope to have their way. The Muslim states are not up to it so the Palestinians will have the status quo.
Obama to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah in White House later this month (Reuters)
from the article: Palestinians under world pressure not to declare state unilaterally