This isn't the first time in the history of the Diaspora that people didn't wish to come back to Israel. After the Babylonian Exile Ezra the Sofer and Zerubavel ben Shaltiel returned with less than 50k jews to rebuild the temple. There is still reason to mourn because we don't have a temple, more than that we have people in our own country that are willing to give up Jerusalem and give up our most holy place, the only legitimate reason for our being in Israel (i.e. the Temple Mt and evan ha shtia). We have much to mourn about. That being said we also have much to be happy about. This article and confused mindset of its author and this journalistic publication however are not included in things to be happy about.
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from the article: Anshel Pfeffer / It is wrong to fast on Tisha B'Av