Blog

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

A New Man on the Job

April 20, 2018

by Heather Robinson

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is joining President Trump’s legal team to “help bring the Mueller investigation to conclusion,” according to CNN.

Giuliani told CNN his objective will be to interact with...

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Caitlyn Jenner Celebrated by Shmuley Boteach, Orthodox Jews at the Plaza

March 9, 2018

by Heather Robinson

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Last Thursday night, something occurred which, at this juncture in human history, could perhaps happen only in New York: an Orthodox rabbi, to the applause of a roomful of raucous, spirited, mostly Orthodox Jews, honored transgender...

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Anderson, Bialik: self-defense can take many forms

December 24, 2017

by Heather Robinson

I’ve hesitated to write much about the sexual harassment scandals that have rocked the worlds of entertainment and media this year. First, no shortage of ink has been spilled on the subject and second, although I believe it’s positive...

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New Yorkers, Help Children While Beautifying Your Life this Holiday Season

December 7, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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Happy December! This month, from December 1st until December 25th, Galleria on Third art and framing gallery in Manhattan will donate all proceeds from sales of a selection of framed artwork to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in...

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NYC Activists Gather to Protest Libyan Enslavement of Black Africans

December 4, 2017

by Heather Robinson

Last week in New York City, African-born Americans rallied outside the Libyan Mission of the United Nations to protest enslavement of black Africans taking place in Libya.

The protest’s focus, according to Queens-based human rights...

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African Children Pay the Cost of Wars

November 28, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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Escaped slave and human rights advocate Simon Deng is joined today by South Sudanese-American human rights activist Jacinta Elioba and others protesting outside the Libyan consulate of the United Nations.

The reason for their protest?

Black...

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Christie at UANI: Predicts Trump Will Scrap Iran Deal; Lieberman: Iran Deal is Dangerous

September 20, 2017

by Heather Robinson

As President Trump on Tuesday at the United Nations threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the rogue regime attacks the U.S or its allies, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, addressing attendees of the United Against Nuclear...

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At UANI, Christie Predicts Trump Will Scrap Iran Deal, Lieberman Oks Trump’s UN Speech

September 19, 2017

by Heather Robinson

On Tuesday, as President Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the rogue regime attacked the U.S or its allies, New Jersey governor Chris Christie as well as former governors Jeb Bush, Bill Richardson, and former Senator...

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On eclipse day, where were we?

August 21, 2017

by Heather Robinson

Here in New York City, where today’s solar eclipse has come and gone, it’s tempting to try to assign personal meaning to this once-every-several-decades event, and to ask: will we remember with whom we shared time on this day? Did the...

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Let Cooler Heads, and Truth, Prevail

August 18, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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The issues surrounding the tragedy that took place last week in Charlottesville are a minefield, so I hesitate to write anything more about them. But because I also believe honest examination of facts and issues is important, I do want to...

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