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Alusi on Hagel: ‘This is not a minister of defense, it’s a minister of chaos’

January 18, 2013

Spoke today with former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi. Alusi, who has championed counterterrorism cooperation and normalized relations between Iraq and Israel and lost his two sons as a result, is dismayed by what he sees as President...

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Became editor of The Blueprint Jewish Event Guide

January 15, 2013

by Heather Robinson

January 15, 2013: Became editor of The Blueprint Jewish Event Guide, coordinating three online magazines: New York Blueprint, Los Angeles Blueprint, and Jerusalem Blueprint.

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After Sandy Hook, are principles more precious than children?

December 22, 2012

On Friday, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a national effort to place armed security guards in every U.S. school, and offered the NRA’s assistance to the federal government for such an...

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Media Pros Analyze Media Bias, Call for Harder-hitting Journalism at CSP Conference

December 20, 2012

From The Jewish Voice

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Last Tuesday in Manhattan, media leaders tackled the subject of media bias at the National Security and New Media Conference & Mightier Pen Award Luncheon organized by the Washington D.C.-based Center for Security Policy (CSP).

The...

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In the wake of Newtown, prioritize protecting children

December 20, 2012

In the aftermath of the massacre of 27 people last week at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, including 20 small children, it’s difficult to write anything. It is simply overwhelming, especially the savage...

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In the aftermath of Operation Pillar of Defense

December 4, 2012

How tragic and terrible it is when Israel is forced to act in self-defense and, in so doing, despite best intentions, kills and injures civilians along with the terrorists. This piece from The Times of Israel explains with great humanity–as...

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Why New Yorkers respect the NYPD as New York’s finest

November 30, 2012

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NYPD Police Officer Larry DePrimo’s act of kindness has by now been broadcast on numerous talk shows. The 25-year-old police officer saw a homeless man walking without shoes, shaking on a 35 degree night (November 14) here in Manhattan,...

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This week, New Yorkers can help Hurricane Sandy victims in NYC and beyond

November 26, 2012

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For the remainder of the week (till November 30), my dear friend Shadin Hossain is holding a benefit to raise funds for The American Red Cross’s hurricane relief efforts. I met Shadin several years ago when I profiled him for the New...

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Israel on brink of ground invasion; Gaza death toll rises as Hamas uses civilians

November 19, 2012

First, all news of civilian deaths is horrible. But in order to understand what is going on in Gaza these past days, it is crucial to remember, in the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,  “The terrorists are committing a...

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Standoff in Israel

November 16, 2012

Tension is percolating between Israel and Gaza tonight. Prayers for all innocent people.

Although this article states “violence erupted with little warning,” it seems to me that it didn’t have to be so. I doubt Hamas would...

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