Features

Newsfeatures and service pieces exploring topics ranging from life on the West Bank to finding the perfect afternoon tea in Manhattan's swankiest salons.

Ex-Iraqi MP urges U.S. to Form Moderate Arab-Israeli Alliance

October 27, 2010

From The Jerusalem Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Partnership based on economic interest could give US greater leverage against Iran, says Mithal al-Alusi, whose sons were murdered after he came to Israel in ’04.

Oil and water don’t usually mix. But one native son of the Middle East has...

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A Waterway Alliance to Protect the Strait of Hormuz is President Obama’s Key to Mideast Peace

October 21, 2010

From The Washington Examiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Oil and water don’t usually mix, but a native son of the Middle East has a suggestion for President Obama on how to combine these elements to promote peace in the region.

Mithal al-Alusi, a former Iraqi Parliamentarian, believes a key to...

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Sarah Palin Is a Feminist

January 14, 2010

From Mom Logic

by HEATHER ROBINSON & JENNIFER GINSBERG

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Who is a feminist?

We’ve been asking that question since reading “Going Rogue,” Sarah Palin’s autobiography, and after reading columns by prominent feminists deriding the idea that the former Governor of Alaska...

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Journalist Pushes On In Bangladesh Despite Harassment; His US Supporters Keep Faith With Him

June 20, 2009

From Center for Security Policy

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, who was physically attacked and beaten in February by thugs he believes were members of the Bangladeshi government’s ruling party, has recovered from his injuries.

But this independent...

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Dissident Watch: Mithal al-Alusi

May 30, 2009

From Middle East Quarterly

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Amid growing conservatism and ethnic and sectarian populism in Iraq, parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi, a Sunni Arab, has become the country’s chief advocate for liberal values including a free market, free press, religious...

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Don Quixote Comes to Israel

July 25, 2008

From The Jerusalem Post Magazine

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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It is fitting Daniel Lubetzky would grow up to be an entrepreneur who tries to bring peace to the Middle East. He recalls how, one summer when he was 12 and working for a textile wholesaler in Mexico City, he overheard people on the...

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1-800-Mattress.com Founder Thinks Outside the Box Spring

June 25, 2008

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Napoleón Barragán, the founder, owner and CEO of 1-800-Mattress.com, believes in thinking outside the box. In the late 1980s, Barragán approached radio talk show host Howard Stern about advertising on his radio program.

On a...

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City Lawyers Set To Rally for Their Pakistani Counterparts

November 14, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

November 13, 2007

Lawyers from firms across the city will stop billing clients for half an hour today to rally in support of the lawyers and judges of Pakistan.

The rally, planned for 1 p.m. in front of the New York County Courthouse at 60 Centre...

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U.S. Attorneys Rally in Support of Pakistani Brethren

November 14, 2007

From The Jewish World Review

by HEATHER ROBINSON

November 14, 2007

The steps of the New York County Courthouse in downtown Manhattan were a sea of black and white Tuesday as hundreds of New York City attorneys gathered in support of their counterparts in Pakistan, thousands of whom have been...

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Walter Monheit: The Oldest Club Kid

November 12, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

July 23-25, 2004

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On the New York City nightclub scene, Walter Monheit is a fixture, an icon even.

Since the days of ballroom dancing clubs in the 1950’s, this now-78-year-old man has been clubbing two to three nights per week from around...

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