Kerry, Don’t Let Up

Mr. Secretary, please disregard the zealots’ talk about God and the holiness of the land.

After President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, which was devoted largely to domestic affairs, you, Mr. Secretary of State, are left to deal with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Some say you have ambitions of running for president in the next election. A seasoned politician, you won’t deny or confirm this. As it is, you already stride up and down the airplane cabin...