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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 David can be reached at

ARTICLES BY: David Bratslavsky

February 29, 2012 11:46 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


Jewish U of Virginia Students ‘Horrified’ by Nazi-Style Graffit...

Jewish students at the University of Virginia (UVA) expressed shock over the appearance of Nazi-style graffiti on the wall of a...


UNESCO Slammed for Another ‘Ridiculous’ Jerusalem Resolution, B...

Israeli politicians and American Jewish groups once again condemned UNESCO on Wednesday after the global cultural body’s World Heritage Committee...

Middle East

Top Iranian Commander Calls on Country’s Tech Experts to Develop Rada...

A top Iranian military commander called on his country’s science-and-technology experts to develop a radar-evading device for locally-produced missiles, the...