It is hard to comprehend the level of disdain the US government has for the Palestinians. This attitude will mobilize people all over the world in support of justice. Pele did it in the fight against Apartheid South Africa and won over Reagan advocating for what he termed "constructive engagement" instead of boycotting Apartheid. This is a very similar situation.
from the article: U.S. envoys urge Abbas to reconsider Palestinian statehood bid