Trump is stoking fires where peace is needed
It is indeed a strange world in which Bethlehem, birth place of the 'King of Peace', could be just 6km from Jerusalem, the city of what seems to be eternal strife.
There is little point in suggesting that Donald Trump should have known better. The 45th president of the US has shown time and again his disdain for statecraft and wise counsel, choosing instead to blunder on in what he perceives is best for his base.
But you don't play with pieces in the Middle East firestorm without someone getting burned.