Blog

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

She Devil?

August 20, 2007

Is Ann Coulter the Devil Incarnate? According to John Edwards, she is a “She-Devil.” Are we to assume that if Mr. Edwards is elected President we can look forward to witch trials at which he will burn his opponents at the stake? The...

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The Security Fence is Gorgeous

August 20, 2007

After being treated for years to media descriptions of Israel’s security fence as an eyesore, imagine my surprise to discover, while riding along the Jerusalem highway, that it is gorgeous. Those sections cordoning...

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Three Cheers for Diversity

July 8, 2007

James Taranto had some interesting commentary on the so-called “diversity” of the would-be bombers last week in London. Could they have anything in common philosophically?

Could there be a common thread?

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I Want to Change the Power Dynamics in Relationships

July 4, 2007

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 4:00 AM

Even after Dr. Mehret Mandefro had repeatedly warned them to always use a condom, girls and women would return to her office with sexually transmitted diseases. She was deeply disturbed and wondered...

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Double Standard Seen Among Terror Critics

June 15, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Special to the Sun
June 15, 2007

A lecturer in public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government claims there is a double standard by which Muslim clerics are criticized for not condemning Islamist terrorism when “rabbis are...

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Living a Dream – Literally

June 12, 2007

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Tuesday, June 12th 2007

Rev. Paul Vincent's dreams of a new life in New York have become a reality.

One night in 1995, the Rev. Paul Vincent dreamed his future. Then an undergraduate at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, he saw himself arriving at Kennedy Airport and meeting a woman he had not seen in some...

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Recruited To Die

June 1, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

June 1, 2007

In 2004, 24-year-old Brooke Goldstein spent her summer in the West Bank filming more than five hours of in-person interviews with terrorists — all of which she conducted without a bodyguard and without a weapon. A Cardozo...

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I Look at Medicine as an Instrument of Social Justice

May 3, 2007

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 8:54 PM

An ordinary mortal can’t help but wonder how Dr. Philip Ozuah does it. At 44, Ozuah is physician in chief of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx. He also is chairman of...

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Giving Generations of Sephardim a Chance at Higher Education

April 11, 2007

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

April 11, 2007

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During the early 1970s, Nina Weiner realized that if she were going to help Israeli Sephardim – Jews whose ancestors had immigrated to Israel from the Arab world, Asia and Africa – she would have to think outside the...

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Maybe God Has a Purpose for Me Here

March 22, 2007

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 9:02 AM

When Bizu Riki Mullu was a girl, the people of her village of Mauri, in northern Ethiopia, would come out in January and sing to the storks crossing the sky. “The villagers knew the birds came...

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