Commentary

Opinion pieces that have appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The American Spectator, and The New York Sun.

Murders of settlers are attacks on all Jews

April 9, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

In the wake of the murders of five members of the Fogel family — father Udi, 36, mother Ruth, 35, sons Yoav, 11, and Elad, 4, and their 3-month-old sister Hadas — last month, some have begun to write about the horrific and calculated killings...

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Purim reminds us of need for self-defense — and hasbara

March 20, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Ancient Persia, scene of the story of Purim, corresponds geographically to present-day Iran. Amid the fallout from Japan’s disastrous earthquake and the continued uprising in Libya, let’s not forget that Iran remains public enemy...

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Down With Dictators: Mideast Protests Through Sharansky’s Prism

March 8, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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This week, as rebels rage against the dictator Moammar Gaddafi in Libya, hundreds of thousands rally to oppose Yemen’s autocracy, and others risk their lives to oppose Iran’s mullahs, the Middle East’s future remains...

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Let This Be Obama’s JFK Moment

February 26, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

As pro-democracy demonstrators, autocratic rulers, and hard-line Islamist forces jockey for position across the Middle East, the region is up for grabs. No one knows how things will look when the dust settles. President Obama has a...

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U.S. Aid to Israel is Pragmatic

February 11, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) certainly picked a chaotic moment to say that the U.S. should end all foreign aid, including to Israel. More pragmatic heads in the Senate — including New Jersey’s own Sen. Robert Menendez — should prevail. (See...

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Israel and Jews Worldwide Should Support an Independent South Sudan

February 5, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

This week all eyes are on Egypt. It is uncertain who will succeed President Hosni Mubarak and what kind of government will be in power. But we should not miss other important developments. In a world where so few can truly be considered...

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Holding up a mirror to Palin’s critics

January 20, 2011

From Jewish World Review

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Sarah Palin appeared on FOX News’s “Hannity’s America” to defend herself and her use of the term “blood libel” in reference to suggestions that she bore some partial responsibility for inciting the massacre that left...

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Mental Illness, Not Politics, Was Likely Cause of Loughner’s Rampage

January 16, 2011

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

It is becoming increasingly clear that the killing spree of Jared Loughner, who claimed the lives of six and injured 14, including beloved Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was not fueled by political ideology; rather, it was the...

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German Activists to German Pols and Business Leaders: Stop Appeasing Tehran

December 8, 2010

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

German activists are raising an outcry over what they characterize as a growing “offensive of promoting German-Iran relations” on the part of German politicians and businesspeople that they believe is undercutting hard-won...

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Dershowitz Versus Horton on Lawfare: Real Threat or Illusion?

November 9, 2010

From Jewish World Review

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Rhetorical sparks flew in Manhattan as Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter professor of law at Harvard University, and Scott Horton, contributing editor of Harper’s magazine, sparred on the subject of Lawfare, or the alleged systematic...

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