Bradley Burston is a Haaretz columnist and Senior Editor of Haaretz.com which publishes his blog, "A Special Place in Hell."
During the first Palestinian uprising, Burston served as Gaza correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, and was the paper's military correspondent in the 1991 Gulf War.
In the mid-1990s he covered Israeli-Arab peace talks for Reuters. In 2006, he received the Eliav-Sartawi Award for Mideast Journalism, presented at the United Nations.
A native of Los Angeles, Burston moved to Israel after graduation from Berkeley. He was part of a group which established Kibbutz Gezer, between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Burston served in the IDF as a combat medic, later studying medicine in Be'er Sheva for two years before turning to journalism. He is married and has two daughters.
It is only right that Jews begin to acknowledge the pain and dismemberment and loss that Palestinians feel over the war that gave birth to Israel. Just as we should begin to expect that you, the Palestinians, begin to acknowledge the open wounds of the Jews.
The JSO is an institution that celebrates collective achievement and personal brilliance. It is a bridge between Israel and the world. It is an Israel that gives much more than it takes.
As a people, the Palestinians are now facing their matriculation. If they can address their long list of problems head on, they can return to the path of independence.
Leftists abroad would do well to respect their Israeli counterparts for defying societal norms to work for the rights of people with whom their nation is at war.