Douglas J. Feith, a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from July 2001 to August 2005. He is writing a history of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The land to the east of the Mediterranean has gone by many names, all of them designed to make a political point.
That sentiment, held by British officials in Mandate Palestine, was the origin of the idea that the city should instead be internationalized.
Washington could encourage a strategic realignment in the Middle East and a helpful reframing of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
The achievements and sacrifice of a family of Palestinian Jews helped to secure both victory in war and Great Britain’s endorsement of Zionism.