What, exactly, is John Kerry doing in Jerusalem, time after time in recent months? One cannot escape the impression that he is avoiding the real work in the Middle East: Ending the bloodshed in Syria.
The greatest disruption to a peaceful daily life in the holy city has been . . . snow. Not war. As positive as a Palestinian-Israeli peace agreemeent would be, it’s not first priority now. There is very little terorism in Jerusalem, in all of Israel and in the Palestinian areas since the end of the second intifada in 2005.
Not so, Syria.
There, a civil war rages.