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...