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.

Ramadan in Peaceful Morocco: An Escape From Post-Modernity

[All photos by Joshua Tartakovsky (C) All Rights Reserved 2017]. Joshua Tartakovsky 17 June, 2017 I just returned from a trip to Fez, Morocco, taken during the month of Ramadan. For all those of you who would like to visit a place where old shirts or shoes can be...

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...