Boom!

99999We blew up the Ma’ariv Bridge today. Everyone figures we are in for years of traffic snarls. The authorities say that setting up the light rail system for Tel Aviv will take six years to complete. Nobody believes them. My bet is nine years.

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The News

99999According to Globes:

Tel Aviv’s Ma’ariv bridge to be demolished Friday

“The controlled explosion will take place at 6 am as part of work on the Tel Aviv light rail.

On Friday morning at 6 am Ma’ariv bridge in Tel Aviv will be demolished by a controlled explosion, Israel Police has announced. The operation will take place as part of the Tel Aviv light rail construction work.

Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz will be present and will press the button that causes the explosion. Final approval is needed from the Ministry of the Economy because of the large amounts of explosives required to carry out the operation.”

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Spanish Tradition

99999According to the Algemeiner:

Matisyahu Says Spanish Reggae Fest Canceled Show Over Refusal to Support BDS
Jewish reggae star Matisyahu responded on Monday to being dropped by Spain’s Rototom reggae festival saying organizers’ efforts to pressure him to endorse the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions movement were “appalling and offensive.”

Days after the news broke that Matisyahu’s spot in the festival’s lineup was canceled, the internationally renowned singer informed fans via his Facebook page that Rototom organizers “wanted me to write a letter, or make a video, stating my positions on Zionism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to pacify the BDS people.”

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Underground Movement

99999According to Reuters:

(Reuters) -Three men arrested following treasure hunt in New York City’s sewers
Three men hoping to find valuables in New York City’s extensive sewer system were facing criminal charges for climbing through a manhole cover and spending several hours on a treasure hunt in the muck-filled caverns, authorities said on Friday that a spokesman for the New York City Police Department said Marquise Evans, 21, dislodged a manhole cover on a street in Brooklyn late on Wednesday and allowed two other men to climb inside.

Witnesses called police, and responding officers and firefighters, outfitted in protective garb, followed the men but could not locate the pair, the spokesman said.

About four hours later, the two men, identified as David Hannibal, 45, and Damion Nieves, 35, emerged and were taken into custody, police said.The men had taken metal detectors with them into the sewer in the hope of finding valuables flushed or dropped down toilets and drain pipes, the spokesman said. They came up empty-handed.

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton told reporters he didn’t know what specifically the men had hoped to find.

“I know, damn sure, I wouldn’t be crawling through the sewers of New York, but these three evidently were,” he said. Evans, a trainee at the city Department of Environmental Protection, which maintains the sewer system, was facing a string of charges including reckless endangerment and criminal facilitation. It was unclear how he intended to plead to the charges or if he had obtained an attorney. He could not immediately be reached for comment.

He has been suspended from the Department of Environmental Protection pending an investigation, the agency told the New York Times. Hannibal and Nieves were facing charges of criminal trespassing. They could not immediately be reached for comment via social media accounts.

There are more than 6,000 miles (9,500 km)of sewer pipes below New York City’s five boroughs. Over 1 billion gallons of waste water moves through the system each day, according to the Department of Environmental Protection

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