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National Security & Defense

Probably Just Faulty Wiring . . .

Exhibiting the reverence for holy sites that we have come to expect from Islamic extremists, Palestinian rioters (“protesters” seems a bit tame, at this point) set fire to Joseph’s Tomb overnight, badly damaging the ancient West Bank shrine.

Most people would call this “arson” — not to mention a damnable sacrilege. Here’s how CNN presented the story:

The media’s shameful, shameless anti-Israel bias knows no limits.

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