“He then goes on to say, ‘why should we care about a tiny group of people on a tiny piece of land.'”
Not what he said at all. It was a critique of those in the US who obsess about controlling the world, not a commentary on the significance of the Palestinian community or lack thereof. An absurd elite obsessed with every corner of the globe. It could well be Cote D’Ivoire. That is the point. It is a commentary on American elites not on the Palestinians.