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New American Reality: An Empire beyond Salvation

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 5:34 pm | Ramzy Baroud

US Secretary of State John Kerry couldn’t hide his frustration anymore as the US-sponsored peace process continued to falter. After 8 months of wrangling to push talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority forward, he admitted while in a visit to Morocco ... More >>

Kerry’s Looming Deadline and the Peace Process Industry

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 5:29 pm | Ramzy Baroud

As the US-imposed April 29 deadline for a ‘framework’ agreement between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority looms, time is also running out for the American administration itself. More >>

Mahmoud Abbas vs Mohammed Dahlan: The Showdown Begins

Friday, 28 March 2014, 5:53 pm | Ramzy Baroud

When late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was confined by Israeli soldiers to his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Mohammed Dahlan reigned supreme. As perhaps the most powerful and effective member of the 'Gang of Five', he managed ... More >>

Kuffiya for Tony Benn: British Warrior Who Matured with Age

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 3:43 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Long before the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment campaign inched slowly from the fringes of global solidarity with Palestinians to take center stage, Tony Benn had been advocating a boycott of Israel with unrestricted conviction, for years. More >>

Al-Aqsa vs. Israel: The Lurking Danger Beneath

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 5:27 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Something sinister is brewing around and below al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and it has the hallmark of a familiar Israeli campaign to strip the Mosque of its Muslim Arab identity. This time around, however, the stakes are much higher. More >>

Tears of Yarmouk – The Lesson Every Syrian Should Know

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 5:02 pm | Ramzy Baroud

In the early days of the Syrian uprising-turned civil war three years ago, the writing on the wall of it becoming an intricate regional and international conflict was there for all to see. Palestinians in Syria were likely to find themselves a pawn in a ... More >>

Omar and the Checkpoint: Essential Story that is Rarely Told

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 11:37 am | Ramzy Baroud

Omar is a 7-year-old boy from Gaza. His family managed to obtain the necessary permits that allowed him to cross the Erez checkpoint to Jerusalem, through the West Bank, in order to undergo surgery. He was accompanied by his father. On the way back, the ... More >>

Libyan Bedlam: General Hifter, CIA and the Unfinished Coup

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 11:28 am | Ramzy Baroud

On Friday, Feb 14, 92 prisoners escaped from their prison in the Libyan town of Zliten. 19 of them were eventually recaptured, two of whom were wounded in clashes with the guards. It was just another daily episode highlighting the utter chaos which has ... More >>

Preserving the Abu Ghraib Culture: The Abuse of Iraqi Women

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 1:54 pm | Ramzy Baroud

“When they first put the electricity on me, I gasped; my body went rigid and the bag came off my head,” Israa Salah, a detained Iraqi woman told Human Rights Watch (HRW) in her heartrending testimony. More >>

Iraq near Implosion: The ‘Bad Years’ Are Back

Thursday, 6 February 2014, 5:24 pm | Ramzy Baroud

By Ramzy Baroud As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hurried to his helicopter ready to take off at the end of a visit to Iraq last year, it was becoming clearer that the Americans have lost control of a country they wished to mold to their liking. ... More >>

Ten Principles to Guide the Young Activist

Friday, 31 January 2014, 4:20 pm | Ramzy Baroud

In a recent radio interview with a National Public Radio affiliate in Juneau, Alaska, I was asked if I had advice for a 16-year-old Palestinian student, Haitham. He had just arrived in the US as part of a school exchange program, and, admirably began ... More >>

US-Israel Strange but ‘Stable’ Alliance

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 5:01 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Israel is often viewed by Washington politicians as the most ‘stable’ ally in the Middle East. But stability from the American perspective can mean many things. Lead amongst them is that the ‘ally’ must be unconditionally loyal to the diktats ... More >>

On War Criminals and Heroes

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 11:06 am | Ramzy Baroud

The death of former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon enlivened US media’s interest in the legacy of a man considered by many a war criminal, and by some a hero. In fact, the supposed heroism of Sharon was at the heart of CNN coverage of his death on January ... More >>

Starving Refugees: How We Disowned Palestinians in Syria

Friday, 10 January 2014, 3:50 pm | Ramzy Baroud

A worst case scenario is unfolding in Syria, and Palestinian refugees, particularly in the Yarmouk refugee camp, are paying a heavy price for Syria’s cruelest war. They are starving, although there can be no justification, nor logistical explanation ... More >>

Starving Refugees: How We Disowned Palestinians in Syria

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 5:57 pm | Ramzy Baroud

A worst case scenario is unfolding in Syria, and Palestinian refugees, particularly in the Yarmouk refugee camp, are paying a heavy price for Syria’s cruelest war. They are starving, although there can be no justification, nor logistical explanation ... More >>

2014 : Failure of Palestinian Auth., BDS Success to Continue

Friday, 3 January 2014, 1:20 pm | Ramzy Baroud

2013 was a year in which the so-called peace process charade was allowed to continue, leading Palestinians on yet another futile journey of broken promises. Meanwhile, the Israeli colonial project in the West Bank and East Jerusalem carried on unabated. ... More >>

2013: Assessing the Conflict in Syria and Egypt

Friday, 27 December 2013, 1:39 pm | Ramzy Baroud

2013 has expectedly been a terrible year for several Arab nations. It has been terrible because the promise of greater freedoms and political reforms has been reversed, most violently in some instances, by taking a few countries down the path of anarchy ... More >>

BDS: Permanent Address for Palestinian Solidarity

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 6:31 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The intellectual dishonesty of Israel’s supporters is appalling. But in some odd way, it is also understandable. How else could they respond to the massively growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign? More >>

From Middle East to Lausanne:Arabic Thoughts amidst the Alps

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 12:37 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Here in Switzerland, the train chugs along nicely between Geneva and Lausanne. The Alpine mountain range desperately fights to make its presence known despite the irritating persistence of low- hanging clouds. A friend had just introduced me to the music ... More >>

Impossible Dialogue: The Choice in Yemen

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 11:43 am | Ramzy Baroud

Chances are dim that elections will be held in Yemen next February. Yet without elections, the push for reforms and change that were inspired by the Yemeni revolution would become devoid of any real value. More >>

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