Obama's Chance to Connect With Israelis and Promote Peace - Despite Netanyahu

The American president should take into account that most Israelis are more open and flexible than their PM to the message that there are ways to move toward compromise with the Palestinians without harming Israel’s security.

Few American presidents have been elected into a messier situation than Barack Obama. He inherited both a crumbling economy and a number of foreign policy messes from his predecessor George W. Bush: a badly managed war in Afghanistan, a superfluous one in...