Goodbye for the Present

February 5, 2013 1:23 am 1 comment

Heather Robinson.

My mother is fond of saying that with one body, you can’t be everywhere. And although in today’s cyber-reality, as a writer you pretty much can (be in multiple places, that is), contractual arrangements prevent me from doing so. I have accepted a position as editor of Blueprint Jewish Event Guide, and will be covering personalities, trends, arts, culture and events with a focus on the single life. With three publications covering New York, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem, I’ll be busy, and delighted to work with Blueprint’s staff in writing and editing fresh, smart, funny and thought-provoking stories that speak to what it means to be single, young and Jewish in 2013. Please visit the sites, nybluebrint.com, losangelesblueprint.com, and jerusalemblueprint.com – whether you are young, Jewish and single or just young at heart, Jewish-friendly, or single-friendly; we are excited to welcome you.

It has been a pleasure contributing to The Algemeiner under the leadership of Dovid Efune, who has spearheaded the rapid growth of this up-and-coming source of U.S. political and Israel news. I will continue to write about U.S. politics and Mideast affairs with a focus on Israel and courageous dissidents and allies of Israel in the Muslim world on my blog, www.heatherrobinson.net, which will be upgraded soon. I will also continue my career as a pundit on Israel and Mideast affairs by contributing to broadcast and print news publications across the political spectrum, and am available for speaking engagements about my areas of expertise. I hope you’ll visit my blog and follow me on Twitter at HE_Robinson.

Thank you to my readers and commenters. Scrutiny of the status quo (both in government and media), dialogue, and discussion are the lifeblood of our democracy. It is an honor to be catalyst and reporter, but I’m neither without a readership and so, whether we agree or disagree, thank you, and don’t be strangers.

1 Comment

  • I haven’t read any of your reports…however I hope your great beauty
    externally has been reflected in sane reporting. What I have seen so far places this paper squarely inside the fanatical-zionist realm. I admit that I don’t have enough experience with it to be absolute in terms of ‘long experience’ with it.

    Your comment “Scrutiny of the status quo (both in government and media), dialogue, and discussion are the lifeblood of our democracy. It is an honor to be catalyst and reporter, but I’m neither without a readership and so, whether we agree or disagree, thank you, and don’t be strangers.” gives me a feeling you might not be one of the doctrinaire fanatics set on the subjugation of the goys and the sadistic mass murder of anyone which get in its way…..as well as official lies which were pinnochio telling them would have encircled the world so may times that sunlight would hardly enter our atmosphere.

    If you were an honest researcher and reporter…then I’ll miss you even though I don’t know you.I do hope that your new posting will not include the dissemination of the currilous racist cartoons and slurs seen in several Jewish newspapers…and especially I have noted them in Australia…aparently a zionist paradise.

    Please Heather DO show us the good side of Jewery and the art it has.

    a Bientot.Voila.

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