Bradley Burston
Bradley Burston is an American
United States
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-born Israeli journalist, a columnist for Haaretz
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, and Senior Editor of, which publishes his blog, "A Special Place in Hell".

Burston was born and raised in Los Angeles
Los Ángeles
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, California
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. He was a member of the Labor Zionist
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 youth movement Habonim
Habonim Dror
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. He graduated from University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
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. In 1976, Burston made aliyah
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 (emigrated to Israel
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) and helped re-establish Kibbutz Gezer. He served as a medic in the Israel Defense Forces
Israel Defense Forces
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During the first Intifada
First Intifada
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, Burston served as Gaza correspondent for The Jerusalem Post
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. He was the Posts military correspondent during the Gulf War
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. Burston worked for Reuters
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 during the 1990s, reporting on the Arab–Israeli peace process and Israeli politics
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. In 2000, he was hired by Haaretz. In 2006, Search for Common Ground
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 gave Burston its Eliav-Sartawi Award for Middle East Journalism.

Burston is married and has two children.

External links

  • A Special Place in Hell, Burston's blog at
    Haaretz is Israel's oldest daily newspaper. It was founded in 1918 and is now published in both Hebrew and English in Berliner format. The English edition is published and sold together with the International Herald Tribune. Both Hebrew and English editions can be read on the Internet...

  • Burston's columns at The Huffington Post
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  • Interview with Ray Hanania
    Ray Hanania
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     on Radio Chicagoland
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    , December 20, 2009 (Video)
  • Burston speaking at a meeting of Ameinu
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