The writer clearly has a bias against Judaism and shows disrespect for the sanctity of Tisha ba'v. This is a day of sadness and mourning for the Jewish people. What has changed is that the nation is no longer controlled by self hating Jews.
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from the article: When did Tisha B'Av become a national fast day?