Douglas J. Feith, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in the George W. Bush administration. He is writing a history of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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.