Donald Trump clearly could not care less about balancing interests. The only foreign policy deal he is happy with is one that makes him feel like he has won.
Whoever finds Trump’s move irrational and dangerous just needs to soberly look at the logic of American and German Middle East policy for the last 15 years.
Europe will not be able to compensate for the loss of authority that the U.S. has inflicted upon itself here.
There is no holier city for Jews, Christians and Muslims, i.e., for a dominant portion of the planet, than Jerusalem, whose praises have been sung of old. Jesus rose from the dead there, the Prophet Muhammad ascended into heaven for a time, and Jews can pray at the Wailing Wall – places where the Lord dwells.