The implication of the oped is that Obama should support Israel no matter what its government does.
Separately, a recent study called The oped Project found that men are writing the majority of opinion columns in the media.
short for open (adj.), early 13c. "not closed; not hidden;" originally as awake is from awaken, etc. As a verb from mid-15c. Middle English had ope-head "bare-headed" (c.1300).