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

Shutdown is Over. Now What?

October 18, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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Lots of commentators act like the shutdown was the height of irresponsibility. But it’s really more irresponsible to continue a pattern of excessive spending that could saddle future generations with financial catastrophe.

Look at what...

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This week at UN, Israel’s Bibi Netanyahu condemns Iran’s Rouhani as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”

October 2, 2013

by Heather Robinson

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week lambasted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as a "wolf in sheep's clothing."

Last week Iran’s new President, Hassan Rouhani, managed a charm offensive at the United Nations that convinced many world leaders that his country does not seek nuclear weapons.

This week at the United Nations Israeli Prime...

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How Men Are Like Apples: A Rosh Hashanah Meditation

September 12, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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In the late summer days before the onset of Rosh Hashanah, I went shopping for apples at the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan. Strolling past tables of farmers hocking their wares and couples walking hand-in-hand, I thought about how...

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Has Obama Gone Full-on Neo-Con?

September 2, 2013

by Heather Robinson

Greetings and welcome to the new and improved Heatherrobinson.net, an independent source for commentary, news, and feature stories about Israel, the Mideast, U.S. politics (including the Jewish-American vote), human rights,...

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New Einstein Play Reveals His Simple Complexities

August 15, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Blueprint
by Julia Gorin

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“Who was the real Einstein?” the creators of the original new Off-Broadway play “Einstein” ask rhetorically. “The man who cruelly mistreated his first wife, or the one who worked...

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A Jug Of Wine And Thou

August 8, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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From The Jewish Week
by HEATHER ROBINSON

One couple’s real NYC love story, and the road from Merlot to marriage.

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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...

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Table for One: Watch out for the Weiners

August 8, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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From NY Blueprint
by HEATHER ROBINSON

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The ongoing controversy about Anthony Weiner’s lewd sexting raises political questions about whether the man is fit to govern. But as a single woman living in New York, there’s something...

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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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