Blog

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

Egyptian dissident Cynthia Farahat: America, be the strong horse

February 15, 2012

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Today Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood announced it backs the country’s military government in its fight against the work of pro-democracy groups there.

Presumably the Brotherhood also supports the dictatorship’s detention and planned...

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Mithal al Alusi survives assassination attempt last night in Iraq

February 14, 2012

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February 14–Human rights advocate and former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi contacted me by...

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Israel Can’t Rely on President Obama for Support in Iran Strike

February 8, 2012

From Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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By some accounts, most American Jews are planning to vote for President Barack Obama in 2012.  At the same time, Democrats are mounting a massive public relations effort to shore up Jewish support in advance of the election.

At town meetings,...

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Americans’ support for Israel is grassroots

February 6, 2012

Just came across this excellent piece, written about a month and a half ago by Elliot Abrams.

How disturbing, and how illogical, are recent words by none other than eminent mideast affairs columnist Thomas Friedman discrediting AIPAC and the...

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Congrats, Mitt, on another job well done

February 3, 2012

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Congrats to Mitt Romney, whose victory in Florida’s primary was hard earned. To me, it seems pretty clear that, for Republicans, Romney is the sensible choice. The man has been successful at virtually everything he has ever touched,...

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Some Jews still support Obama as Israel stares down nuclear threat

January 30, 2012

By some accounts, most American Jews are planning to vote for President Barack Obama in 2012. And Democrats seem to be mounting a massive public relations effort to shore up Jewish support in advance of the election.

In editorials, on blogs...

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Countering Iran should be top priority in deciding whom to elect president

January 22, 2012

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that President Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and other top US officials delivered a string of messages to Israeli leaders warning them of “dire consequences” if...

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Republican Candidates: Mitt, Newt, Rick Santorum And Ron Paul Don’t Do It For Me

January 22, 2012

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

So, as this primary election season goes on and on, I still haven’t found The One. Seasons have changed, I’ve switched to a new therapist and while I have no problem attracting candidates for the position, the search continues....

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How blessed we were – and are

January 16, 2012

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It’s become a cliche to say that our nation needs a unifier. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. On this Martin Luther King day, I’ve been thinking about Dr. King’s legacy as a unifier.

How easy it is, in this...

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What Women Want — Really

January 12, 2012

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Ah, the eternal question: What do women really want? (Hint: It’s not a vacuum cleaner or thigh master.) Here are twelve things we actually do care about. Feel free to take notes!

1. Henry Kissinger had it wrong — power can be...

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