I think as a super power, the US is expected to display even handedness in international conflicts. I understand, as many others, that Israel is an ally of the US, and the Palestinians and many neighbouring regions are not.
Obama was preaching change during elections,and many people hoped that this would also be reflected on the Israeli/Palestinian issue. But this is naive. The change was meant for internal affairs mostly.
As Br. Lucid clearly illustrates here, most of the American population do not care about what happens beyond the precincts of their land, as long as it does not affect fellow American citizens. What's on the mind of people in the US right now is the ECONOMY, health care, and their homes. Can you blame them? I can't. They are worried for their immediate future, and rightly so. However, they somehow can not link that the sorry state of affairs that they are in were directly linked to US international policy.
For Muslims though, it is very curious to say the least, how some of us became so detached from the Palestinian cause. I guess this is because many of us don't live there and have not seen how bad things are there.
Anyways, I, like many, am kinda not expecting much from Obama, even for internal matters. And I am not even American! The man can talk the talk, but let's see if he can walk the walk.