Trumpeting Jerusalem (or Jericho)?
"Blow your own trumpet or your trumpet will not be blowed."
Now we have Trump reinforcing Jewish/Israeli arrogance by announcing the United States will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of that entity, established only seventy years ago by foreign nations and military occupation.
Why should Jews alone regard it as there's when for the majority of the last two thousand years it was largely Arabic but regarded as the spiritual homeland to at least THREE great religions?
This decision by Trump, a simple minded egotist surrounded almost completely by Jewish advisers and clearly prejudiced against anyone not of a Judeao/Christian culture, will inflame an already tense situation, and encourage even more human rights violations by a brutal occupying army - particularly of East Jerusalem.
Jared Kushner at a meeting on November 1, 2017.
Israeli Jews - ironically largely Russian and East European - have shown themselves to be acquisitive and duplicitous in the best traditions of their trade, and this will encourage them to greater (worse) feats. Jerusalem should be the possession of no one and everyone.
If Israeli Jews could contain their xenophobia and hubris, they could propose an international and de-politicised status for Jerusalem to represent all the people with a stake in it. Do I think that likely on past performance? No.
Trump it would seem, knows what side his bread - or more perhaps appropriately, bagel - is buttered. The rest will have to make do with the scraps that fall from the master's table.