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.

Is the Kremlin Turning Against the Russian People?

[Picture credit: Wilson Center] Fred Weir is a journalist writing for the Christian Science Monitor in Moscow. He is hardly a Russia-basher. In fact, he often presents nuanced perspectives in his article and explains Russia as it is, with its positives and negatives...

Why BDS will fail: Understanding the Uniqueness of Israel

There are several mistakes many people around the world keep making about Israel and Palestine. The thoughts put here may make those who support simplistic and ahistorical solutions a tad uncomfortable. However, our task at this time is not to be comfortable but...

9/11: A Short Reflection

9/11: Three thousands of Americans lost their lives in a terror attack carried out by Saudi hijackers. We then went on to attack Iraq while continuing trade with Saudi Arabia, the sponsor of terrorism worldwide (along with Iran). 500,000 children died in Iraq due to...

If I forget you, O Jerusalem…

Photo by Joshua Tartakovsky, August 2011 (C) All Rights Reserved. Recordando a Jerusalén (español abajo de cancion). “If I forget you, O #Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill]. May my tongue cling to my palate, if I do not remember you, if I do not...

Turkey’s Sovereignty is Under Attack

(Photo Credit: Hurriyet Daily News) By Joshua Tartakovsky   Preface  A key characteristic that must be adopted by those who wish to understand the world, dream of a multipolar world or take political action is to rapidly adapt to new realities rather than remain...

Who may be Behind the Coup in Turkey?

Photo by Joshua Tartakovsky (C) All Rights Reserved 2016 By Joshua Tartakovsky, 16 July 2016 Erdoğan has not been perfect.  Secular Turks have suffered as the country turned on the path towards Islamisation, support for foreign islamic rebels in Syria was steadfast,...

Brexit: Let the fun begin

  Photo by Karl Sharro By Joshua Tartakovsky, 3 July 2016 The people of UK voted for Brexit. What does it mean? First, it means that the so-called, imaginary or real, left is in disarray, a welcomed development in itself. The British left, besides the few...

Why the Last Terror Attack in Tel Aviv is A Game Changer

Source: IDF Blog The last terror attack in Israel, in which suited gunmen entered a cafe, sat down for a frappe and then went into a wild shooting spree killing four Israelis is a game changer. Why? First, it exposed once again the ugly nature of Palestinian...