J Street must decide what it wants to be -- a wide tent that allows all Jewish opinions on Israel or an orthodoxy that pushes only conventional platitudes -- but the Palestinians don't have time to wait.
What gays and lesbians are looking for -- and will be marching for on Sunday -- is nothing special, and that's exactly the point. It's what every other American already has: equal treatment under the law
If Israel has full American backing in security and defense, it will have more flexibility to concede the occupied territories because ultimately ensuring Israel's security takes away its main rational for keeping Palestinian and Syrian territories.
In selecting General Jones as his national security adviser, Obama has eschewed the model of the foreign policy intellectual and instead placed a true military-affairs expert as his side in the White House.