A song praising Donald Trump as “Jerusalem’s prince” was allegedly released by a group called the Jerusalem Boys Choir, promptly catching social media attention. The clip, circulating online, is a compilation of videos featuring Donald Trump visiting the Western Wall, signing important executive orders relating to the Jewish state, as well as portraits of him grinning. The cuts change from one to another while set to an energetic song being sung by young male voices in English and Hebrew.
“If the whole world stands against us and only Micronesia is rooting for us. When the sons of Ishmael harm our land, don’t you worry, Trump takes a stand”, its English lyrics say.
The song climaxes with the chorus “Super Trump is Jerusalem’s prince”.
“From the city of Zion, for our Lord, he fights like a lion”, the song concludes, before the boys start singing in Hebrew.
Some confessed that they felt compelled by the catchy song to press play.
But why in the world did I feel compelled to press play??!? pic.twitter.com/JtlH9MM0wG— Miryam Gordon (@miryam_gordon) June 4, 2019
However, there were those suspecting that it was all a stunt and suggested that the video was a parody.
I've heard from so many Israelis and seen too much to suspect this is a parody. If so, it's well done, because this _appears_ 100% authentic in style and substance.— Zev Goldberg (@zevbrokeit) June 4, 2019
This is one of the best parody recordings I've ever seen. Oh wait. What???!!!!— Rabbi Arnie (@JewishConnectiv) June 4, 2019
Some proposed a more historical perspective.
This has been done at least once before. In the late 70s, the Miami Boys Choir released a song called "Mr. Carter" — though that little ditty was not nearly as complimentary.— Mayer Fertig (@MayerFertig) June 4, 2019
Others just had fun, joking about the release.
To think somebody took the time to write, arranged, conduct, record, and make a video out of that!— Chana (@Chanalesings) June 4, 2019
Tbh...some Migdal Bavel vibes going on in this song...— Abby Marcus (@AbbyMarcus92) June 4, 2019
If this isn’t something straight out of Revelation— TXPHred (@HredTxp) June 4, 2019
After Washington recognised Jerusalem as the Israeli capital in 2018, it also acknowledged the occupied Syrian Golan Heights as Israeli land in March 2019. Tel Aviv, which considers the Golan Heights its territory, welcomed the move and praised Donald Trump for signing the executive order. It even vowed to build a village in the Golan Heights and name it after the US president.
Earlier, in response to moving the embassy to Jerusalem, a local football club called Beitar Jerusalem announced its intent to rename itself Beitar Trump Jerusalem to celebrate the US president, while Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat promised to name a square after the incumbent POTUS.