Blog

My running commentary on events: local, national, and international. Areas of special interest include Israel, Iraq, and dissidents in the Muslim world.

A-Rod to fight steroid charge; will have more chance than Armstrong did

August 7, 2013

by Heather Robinson

Today’s Daily News reports that New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez is challenging his 211-game ban in connection with the Biogenesis scandal.

One thought about this: I’m no hard core sports fan and not so knowledgeable about the...

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Miss Israel, Yityish Aynaw, Dishes With Blueprint

June 16, 2013

From NY Blueprint

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Yityish Aynaw, Israel’s Ethiopian-born beauty queen, mingled with New York singles Tuesday evening at a Manhattan rooftop party underneath a celestial sky. Crowned in February, Aynaw is the first black Miss Israel. In recent ...

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With Rowhani’s election, Alusi warns West: do not backslide on Iran

June 16, 2013

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“We have the right to optimistic, but nobody should be naive,” said former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi today via phone from Iraq concerning Friday’s election of Hassan Rowhani as President of Iran.

The election of Rowhani,...

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Got accountability?

May 19, 2013

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A few thoughts on the unfolding news regarding Benghazi, the IRS tax scandal, the subpoena of personal and work telephone records for at least 20 of the AP’s reporters and editors, and the seizure of information regarding Fox News...

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Don’t go back, Amanda Knox

May 8, 2013

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Just finished watching Chris Cuomo’s interview of Amanda Knox, the University of Washington student who was convicted of the murder of her flatmate and acquitted last year. I’m planning to write a longer piece soon but for...

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Amanda Knox: what happened to me was surreal, but it could have happened to anyone

April 30, 2013

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Amanda Knox, the University of Washington student who was tried, found guilty, then acquitted two years ago on appeal in Italy for the murder of her college flatmate Meredith Kercher in 2007 broke her silence in a long awaited interview with...

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Q & A with Georgina Rose, MD

April 22, 2013

From NY Blueprint

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Georgina Rose [her pen name], a Manhattan internist, like many pretty, accomplished, charming professional women across the country (and the world), is looking for the right man. After several years of dating “players,” getting fed up,...

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In aftermath of Boston marathon bombing

April 15, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the dead and injured in today’s bombing at the Boston marathon. It is always a dilemma whether to even write about terrorism, given that terrorists’ motives are to utilize media coverage...

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Iraqi ally of Israel’s headquarters attacked last Saturday

April 11, 2013

The headquarters of the Iraqi Nation Party were attacked by a military unit of Iraq’s government over the weekend, according to former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi, who believes that the assault was ordered personally by Iraqi...

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Bread, Wine And Thou

April 8, 2013

From The Jewish Week

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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She thought she might not be able to overcome her fear of marriage after her parents’ divorce. He feared he wouldn’t meet someone who could understand his “old-world soul” — especially in New York City.

But two years ago, at...

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