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IDF destroyed Hamas tunnel into Israeli territory over the weekend. — Behold Israel

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Jerusalem move “destabilizes the Mideast”? Give me a break

Broken Spring

The warnings of a region-wide explosion over the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and eventually move the US Embassy there are either misguided or misleading, or both. I talked about this issue with host P.J. Maloney on KQV News Radio in Pittsburgh.

The latest warning of mayhem comes from Russian President Putin, saying what his host, Turkish President Erdogan, wants to hear. It’s hard to imagine that Putin, who is up to his ears in a conflict in Syria, actually believes that recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital can “destabilize” the region.

Breathless news reports like this one, “Protests were held across the Middle East and Asia over the weekend in protest of Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” ignore a key fact–the protests, in Middle East terms, are tiny. If you see Palestinians burning an American flag in Beirut, do you also…

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IDF destroyed Hamas tunnel into Israeli territory over the weekend. — Behold Israel

Second tunnel located in month period; IDF uncovered tunnel weeks ago, destroyed it on Saturday; IDF: Locating two terror tunnels in recent weeks is an operational success based on advanced technology, attesting to a rise in the level of the tools developed and used by the IDF, Dec. 10, 2017. The IDF uncovered and […]

via IDF destroyed Hamas tunnel into Israeli territory over the weekend. — Behold Israel

Channel 5 presenter Chris Tarrant fails to challenge “Jews are good with money” claim — UK Media Watch

What makes an editor leave in a comment such as “Jewish people are good with money”? And what makes the main presenter not pick up such a comment? This was the scenario in Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railways shown on Channel 5 on Monday night when Tarrant visited Jordan and Israel. In Jordan he travelled the route of the now defunct Hejaz Railway and visited Petra.

via Channel 5 presenter Chris Tarrant fails to challenge “Jews are good with money” claim — UK Media Watch

#insanity

The federal government’s chronic salary struggles could be on the verge of ballooning into a billion-dollar boondoggle, the auditor general says in a scathing review that hints the entire system should be scrapped. Michael Ferguson’s review of the disastrous Phoenix pay system reveals just how many and how often public servants are either being overpaid…

via It could take years and more than $540 million to fix Ottawa’s Phoenix pay system, auditor general says — National Post