While the Obama administration has acceded to the imagery of knee-jerk support for whatever Israel does, no matter how outrageous, behind the scenes its policies are beginning to look far less predictable.
In this period of unprecedented global interconnectivity, the United States cannot afford this retrenchment from important multilateral institutions that protect and promote vital U.S. and international interests.
It's a bitter irony that Mrs. Clinton left a safe U.S. Senate seat in New York to become Mr. Obama's compliant assistant at the State Department. Can she really approve of this administration's anti-Israel policies?
It is true that a more critical and vigorous dissent on the part of APN and J Street risks backfiring, and there might be something to be said for a strategy that was only a little to the left of the consensus -- but only providing it was working.