President's Visit Marks the End to Israeli Insularity

But visit will not bring about the end of the occupation, the dismantling of settlements, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the West Bank, or even the destruction of the Iranian nuclear program.

The visit of U.S. President Barack Obama ends the period of insularity that Israelis enjoyed during the elections and the formation of the coalition. For half a year we disengaged from the world and focused inward, with public discourse centering on the number of ministers in the government, ridding the government of the...