A special post (for Fathers Day in the United States)

A letter from John F. Kennedy to his father after a visit to Palestine in 1939.

Whatever one thinks or believes about the situation in Palestine, or what one hopes for the Palestinian people, one will find this letter amazing in its grasp of the details of the pre-1948 Palestinian situation.

One could only hope (probably without any justification) that our leaders would think this clearly.

The letter is long and detailed. Whether or not the history is correct in all points, I do not know. But what I do know is that it is thoughtful and an obvious attempt to understand –perhaps the last such attempt by anyone who was (or was to become) President of the United States.

The letter.

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