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The Fantasy of an International Jerusalem

One-hundred years ago, over a lunch, the internationalization of Jerusalem became irrelevant—and it remains so.

A Franciscan monk reading in French British General Edmund Allenby’s famous proclamation announcing British rule over Jerusalem on December 11, 1917. Library of Congress

A Franciscan monk reading in French British General Edmund Allenby’s famous proclamation announcing British rule over Jerusalem on December 11, 1917. Library of Congress

Observation
Dec. 28 2017
About the author

Martin Kramer teaches Middle Eastern history at Shalem College in Jerusalem and is the Koret visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. His most recent book is The War on Error (2016).


One-hundred years ago, over a lunch, the internationalization of Jerusalem became irrelevant—and it remains so.

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