From July 4th parties to death threats: U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro and family bid farewell

The Presidential Visit: Mr. Obama Comes A-courtin’

Obama’s visit is a soap opera: he wants to proclaim his love, persuade Israelis to let bygones be bygones and entice them over to his side. It is a mirror image of his recent political tactics in the U.S. as well.

Thomas Friedman agitated many a news editor this week with his column “Mr. Obama...