Joshua Tartakovsky is an independent journalist and filmmaker. He is originally from Jerusalem.

Joshua is a graduate of Brown University with a BA in International Relations and a MSc from the London School of Economics. He worked or interned in Bosnia, UK, Brazil, Germany, Israel and Palestine. He enjoys writing on places he traveled to, politics, history and culture.

History Shows Jews can Only Rely on Themselves for Self Defense

[Picture via State Library of Victoria] Today is the Holocaust Day in Israel, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that history shows that Jews could only rely on themselves for self defense. Netanyahu is right. Let’s face it, many people...

The problems with Marxism and the world today

I just finished reading a comics book that did a pretty decent job explaining Marxism. If only more people would understand what Marxism actually is, and if sophisticated Leftist academics would actually seek to change their society and make Marxism available to the...

Why Israel Supports Rebels in Syria

[Image via Fox News, All Rights Reserved Fox News 2013 (C)] By Joshua Tartakovsky, April 15, 2017 I have written in the past on Israel’s support for rebels in Syria. In light of the recent intensification in Syria, perhaps it is time to explain why. It is not a...

Is 1917 returning?

(Picture taken from the Jewish American National History Museum in Philadelphia by Joshua Tartakovsky) By Joshua Tartakovsky, 10 April 2017 There are many people, such as the corrupt junta in Moscow leading Russia, who would like us to forget 1917 and its...

American Jewish History Museum in Philadelphia Marks 1917

  [Photos by Joshua Tartakovsky].   By Joshua Tartakovsky, 7 April 2017 I recently visited a special exhibit marked to commemorate 1917 in the American Jewish National Museum in Philadelphia. Three monumental events took place that year which transformed the...

Dispatch from Greece: A Country in Crisis

By Joshua Tartakovsky, 5 March 2017 (All Photos by Joshua Tartakovsky. All Rights Reserved 2017 (C)).     It may be too late for Greece, but its lessons nevertheless should serve as a reminder of what not to do.  Other countries can avoid falling into the...

America First Means Iran Is An Ally Against ISIS Terror

[Picture via  Iran: Art & Architecture of Persia] How do interpret President Trump’s recent warnings to Iran and the the imposition of tighter sanctions?   Those on the Left who opposed Trump from the very beginning but who supported Hillary may finally speak...

Theresa May in Turkey: Will Cyprus be the down payment for Brexit?

[Photo credit: PA, via the BBC] By Joshua Tartakovsky, 28 January 2017 After a fairly successful meeting with US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is now in Ankara. Officially, May is in Turkey to discuss bilateral trade in the post-Brexit era, and...