What Is the Purpose of Your Visit, Business or Pleasure?

Barack Obama will avoid the Knesset while in Israel, instead speaking 'directly to the Israeli public.' But the public has its own worries, and the brand-new government is hardly prepared to give the U.S. president its full attention.

This column has already expressed its fears about the U.S. president's upcoming visit to Jerusalem: " If the Nobel Peace Prize winner does not have the...