Israel, After Obama: This Year, for Passover, I'm Burning My Cynicism

This Passover, I'm going on a fast from cynicism. Who has patience anymore for the ennui, the omniscience, the certainty of failure? Obama's visit may be a sign that something good is beginning to happen. Maybe even peace.

The president of the United States came by a few days ago. Caught us by surprise. Going in, no one knew quite what to make of the visit. We had to fit Passover preparations around it. His people told us to expect very little, and I doubt if any of us expected even that.