Every time a person set off an explosion in a bus in Tel Aviv, we had to know about it. Our concerns were drawn there, as we were forced to see this going on on the opposite side of the world. Magically we a few had terror threats here, and then … we were sending troops there. It seemed strange for them to attack us here, half way around the world knowing it would cause relation. I guess that is why they are unintelligent.
I do not care about Middle East news much. Hey Tel Aviv, something is happening in Bagdad.
BTW: many cities throughout the US have ball they drop to mark the start of the New Year. I would stay away from NYC- could get a nail in the head from a pressure cooker.