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Scholarships v. Camp or Israel Trip?: Schools Alert Parents That Aid May Be Endangered

February 26, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Scholarship committees of two modern Orthodox day schools in Teaneck wrote to parents earlier this month that if their children attend on scholarship and the family can afford to send them to a summer program — including an Israel program...

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Would Opportunity Scholarship Act Hurt Public Schools? Local Pols Square Off On Controversial Issue

February 11, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

The Opportunity Scholarship Act, a bill that would provide tax credits to companies that help struggling families to send their children to private or parochial schools in New Jersey, passed an Assembly committee vote last Thursday after six...

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Inside the Beltway

February 11, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

New Jersey’s senators last week teamed up with fellow lawmakers in sending out letters supportive of Israel to parties ranging from the German government to Republican members of Congress.

Eleven senators, led by Frank Lautenberg...

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Rutgers Students Rise Up To Protest Anti-Zionist Program

February 5, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Hundreds of students and community members assembled on Saturday at Rutgers University to protest an event sponsored by two non-campus groups that invoked the memory of the Holocaust to criticize Israeli policy towards...

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World Wide Wrap Welcomes Worshippers

February 5, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers won’t be the only ones praying on Superbowl Sunday.

Across New Jersey, the United States, and the world, men, women, and children will gather to participate in a morning minyan, or...

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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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