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avatar David Bratslavsky
David Bratslavsky has traveled throughout the Middle East and studied politics, language, and religion in Tel Aviv, Cairo, and Jerusalem. He studied International Affairs at The George Washington University and speaks English, Russian, Hebrew and basic Arabic and Georgian. He is also founder of WhitenPro Dental Company and the blog StreetSmartPolitics.com. David can be reached at contact@streetsmartpolitics.com

ARTICLES BY: David Bratslavsky


February 29, 2012 11:46 am
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The Economist Should Get Real on Iran

The cover of the latest Economist reads "Iran" in ominous black letters peppered with nuclear emblems, most of which, like Iran's nuclear facilities, are depicted...

February 15, 2012 11:21 am
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Western Nations Need to Confront Propaganda of Allies in the Middle East

How should we react when AIDS, the swine flu, infertility, economic stagnation, natural disasters, revolutions, and a litany of other grievances are routinely ...

November 13, 2011 2:00 pm
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A Lesson From Abraham on Jewish Diplomacy

Among the vignettes of Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs in the Torah portion of Chaye Sara, the genesis of Jewish history is revealed. Through principled diplomacy...

July 5, 2011 12:48 am
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What Defines Victory For Israel?

As the saying goes, the best way to win a battle is to avoid it.  As Greece intercepted a Gaza bound flotilla on July 4th,...

April 21, 2011 1:29 am
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US-Israel Relations: Interview with Gil Hoffman

Interview with Gil Hoffman, Chief Political Correspondent for the Jerusalem Post by David Bratslavsky Gil Hoffman is the chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post....

March 1, 2011 7:40 pm
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Final Thoughts on What Egypt Will Mean for the US, Israel

Rebel forces have taken over a number of cities in Libya as Muammar Gaddafi declares "my people love me."   Whatever the outcome of these...

February 17, 2011 11:50 am
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Mubarak Sleeps Soundly

As far as graceful exits go, this one isn't.   Al Arabia reports that deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak fell into a coma shortly...

February 7, 2011 10:42 am
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Pulse of the Middle East: Q&A with Shmuel Rosner

Q&A with the Street Smart Politics blog Guest: Shmuel Rosner Shmuel Rosner is an Israeli journalist and editor based in Tel Aviv. He writes for...

February 1, 2011 5:21 pm
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What’s happening in Egypt?

The week long protests in Cairo have led to the resignation of President Mubarak's cabinet and the appointment of a Vice President and Prime Minister.  ...

January 27, 2011 4:01 pm
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Is America really in decline?

Has American power, influence, and economic strength reached it's apex?  James Fallows says no.  Gideon Rachman says yes.  Tom Friedman says maybe. It would seem that...

January 21, 2011 1:57 pm
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Culture

Belieb It: Justin Bieber to Perform in Israel in 2017

JNS.org -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform in Israel as part of his upcoming 2017 international tour. The singer announced...

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron (REVIEW)

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, By Colin Shindler, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015, 411 pp. Finally, the student of...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

World

‘Proud’ Jewish Actor Andrew Garfield Winning Plaudits for Playing Chris...

American-British Jewish actor Andrew Garfield is drawing critical acclaim for his portrayal of Christians in two potential Oscar candidate films. Garfield,...

Israel

Israel Signs Trilateral Research and Development Pact With Greece, Cyprus

JNS.org -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the leaders of Cyprus and Greece on Thursday in Jerusalem as the three nations signed a research and development agreement to advance...

Middle East

Six Dead in Bombing Attack Near Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt

At least six people have been killed in a bomb attack on a road leading to the Great Pyramid of Giza - a tourist attraction popular with British holiday-makers.

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