Jerusalem Is and Always Will Be Treated as a "Special" Case

Whatever international law says, or doesn’t say, it will never be applied fairly and consistently to the status of Jerusalem.

A blurred view of the Western Wall during Passover in April 2019. THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images.

A blurred view of the Western Wall during Passover in April 2019. THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images.

Last Word
July 31 2019
About the author

Michel Gurfinkiel is the founder and president of the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute, a conservative think-tank in France, and a Shillman/Ginsburg Fellow at the Middle East Forum. His “You Only Live Twice,” on the contemporary situation of European Jews, appeared in Mosaic in August 2013.


Eugene Kontorovich, Jeremy A. Rabkin, and Douglas J. Feith were kind enough not only to read my essay, “The Mirage of an International Jerusalem,” but to contribute their own acute reflections on the subject.

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