Blog

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

There’s A Saving Grace For Victims of Prostitution

December 23, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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They’re teenagers and young women. They like to braid each other’s hair, and to do glittery arts-and-crafts projects. Some are as young as 12 or 13. Many hope to receive an iPod for Christmas, but would be happy to...

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CNN and FOX post-debate analyses miss night’s biggest news

December 16, 2015

by Heather Robinson

In the wake of Tuesday’s Republican Presidential candidates’ debate, the astonishing phenomenon continues to be Donald Trump. Big news that seemed to get overlooked in post-debate wrap-ups was Trump saying he is ready to rule out...

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Jon Voight Calls it Like He Sees It at ZOA Dinner

November 23, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Hollywood actor Jon Voight, an outspoken supporter of Israel, didn’t mince words at this year’s annual Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award dinner November 22nd. He spoke of how he believes...

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Alusi After Paris: Biden was Right

November 21, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Following last week’s ISIS attacks on Paris that left 130 dead and 352 injured, I spoke by phone with Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi, who suggested that Vice President Joe Biden last month revealed something important...

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Alusi: “I Hope I am Wrong, but I believe Terror Age Has Just Begun

November 14, 2015

by Heather Robinson

In the wake of a series of coordinated terror bombings around Paris that reportedly killed at least 120 people today, I’m reminded the words of Mithal al Alusi, a brave Iraqi Parliamentarian, in the years just after September 11.

Alusi,...

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Southern Sudanese Women Call for Peace

November 12, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Update: This week, South Sudan’s government said it will host former South Sudanese Vice President Riek Machar at a regional peace conference to take place in Juba, South Sudan’s capital, November 19th.

South Sudan, the world’s...

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Go, Dr. Carson!

November 10, 2015

by Heather Robinson

A few quick thoughts in advance of this evening’s Republican debate.

The focus will be on economics, as Fox Business Network is moderating.

It has been downright disturbing – and interesting – to witness the media’s...

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What Would Suffragettes Make of Hillary and The Donald?

November 9, 2015

by Heather Robinson

Watching “Suffragette,” the newly released film starring Carrie Mulligan as a British suffragette who protests and hunger strikes in order to secure the vote for British women, I couldn’t help but reflect: more than one...

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Dating and Politics — A Perilous Mix

November 6, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From New York Post

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Do political opposites attract?

Or is there a red America and a blue America when it comes to love — especially heading into a presidential election year?

Most of the two dozen New York City singles interviewed for this...

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Easily Manipulated People

October 21, 2015

by Heather Robinson

With the recent news from Israel, I can’t help but think about how easily manipulated some Palestinians are. And they’re not the only ones.

Most Palestinians are indoctrinated from childhood to hate Israelis and all Jews,...

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