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New Charter: Should Hamas Rewrite the Past?

Friday, 12 May 2017, 12:35 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Now that the Palestinian Islamic Movement, Hamas, has officially changed its Charter, one should not immediately assume that the decision is, in itself, an act of political maturity . More >>

The Real Reasons behind the Palestinian Hunger Strike

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 3:31 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Gaza is the world’s largest open air prison . The West Bank is a prison, too, segmented into various wards, known as areas A, B and C. In fact, all Palestinians are subjected to varied degrees of military restrictions. At some level, they are all prisoners. More >>

Palestinian, Jewish Voices Must Challenge Israel’s Past

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 1:16 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Israel has resorted to three main strategies to suppress Palestinian calls for justice and human rights, including the Right of Return for refugees. More >>

Who Will Fill the Intellectual Vacuum in the Arab World?

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 10:53 am | Ramzy Baroud

Back in the Middle East for a few months, I find myself astounded by the absence of the strong voices of Arab intellectuals. The region that has given rise to the likes of Michel Aflaq, George Habash, Rached al-Ghannouchi, Edward Said and numerous ... More >>

How Israel Understands the Arab Peace Initiative

Monday, 10 April 2017, 2:21 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Once more, the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002 is taking center stage. Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas insisted during his speech before the recently-concluded Arab League Summit in Jordan , that the Initiative is the only solution on the table; ... More >>

Using Hollywood Celebrities to Validate Islam

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:03 pm | Ramzy Baroud

When Terry Holdbrooks Jr., converted to Islam in 2003, he was inundated with death threats and labeled a 'race traitor.' If a religious conversion ever deserves to be admired, Holdbrooks' conversion does, and not because Islam has 'won' yet another ... More >>

US/Israeli Codependent Relationship Not Just about Money

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:02 pm | Ramzy Baroud

"We must look back twenty-five years to realize how far Israel has fallen in world support," wrote famed Jewish scholar, Harvard sociologist, Nathan Glazer in 1976. More >>

American Muslims Must Stop Apologizing

Monday, 6 March 2017, 3:01 pm | Ramzy Baroud

I had recently been asked to give a talk about “being an American Muslim in the United States.” Although wary of the uses and abuses of the term, I obliged. More >>

Now, No One Can Save Israel from Itself

Friday, 24 February 2017, 12:09 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The President of the United States can hardly be taken seriously, saying much but doing little. His words, often offensive, carry no substance, and it is impossible to summarize his complex political outlook about important issues. More >>

Israel’s Vision for the Future is Terrifying

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 4:03 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Empirical historical evidence combined with little common-sense are enough to tell us the type of future options that Israel has in store for the Palestinian people: perpetual Apartheid or ethnic cleansing, or a mix of both. More >>

Are We Hating Donald Trump for the Wrong Reasons?

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 3:32 pm | Ramzy Baroud

I fear that many of us are hating Donald Trump for the wrong reasons. Multitudes are being swayed by mainstream media-inspired demonization of the new US president, based on selective assumptions and half-truths. More >>

Trump’s Election Promises Will Haunt Him

Friday, 3 February 2017, 3:57 pm | Ramzy Baroud

‘I'm the best thing that could ever happen to Israel,’ he boasted at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Presidential Forum in Washington DC, in December, 2015. More >>

Paris Peace Conference: An End to a Western-dominated Era?

Friday, 27 January 2017, 1:12 pm | Ramzy Baroud

No, it was not just 'another Middle East peace conference,’ as a columnist in Israeli ‘Jerusalem Post’ attempted to depict the Paris Peace Conference held on January 15, with top official representations from 70 countries attending. More >>

The Balancing Act is Over: What Elor Azaria Taught Us

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 2:39 pm | Ramzy Baroud

For some, the ‘manslaughter’ conviction - following the murder by Israeli army medic, Elor Azaria, of already incapacitated Palestinian man, Fattah al-Sharif - is finally settling a protracted debate regarding where Israelis stand on Palestinian ... More >>

Only One Democratic State Possible in Palestine and Israel

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 2:24 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Long before December 28, when Secretary of State, John Kerry took the podium at the Dean Acheson Auditorium in Washington DC to pontificate on the uncertain future of the two-state solution and the need to save Israel from itself, the subject of a ... More >>

The Trump Presidency May be Better for Palestine

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 12:02 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Israel is dizzy. January 20th has been like another Christmas Day and Donald Trump is jolly old Santa Claus bearing gifts. The writing is already on the wall as President-elect Trump has appointed an extremist, David Friedman , as the next US Ambassador to Israel ... More >>

Palestine 2017: Time to Bid Farewell to Washington

Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 11:05 am | Ramzy Baroud

Palestine 2017: Time to Bid Farewell to Washington and Embrace the Globe By Ramzy Baroud More >>

Has the War in Syria also Destroyed Journalism?

Friday, 16 December 2016, 11:19 am | Ramzy Baroud

When a veteran war reporter like Robert Fisk constructs his argument regarding the siege of Aleppo based on 'watching' video footage, then one can truly comprehend the near impossibility of adequate media coverage on the war in Syria. More >>

Palestinian Body Politic Rotten to the Core

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 4:11 pm | Ramzy Baroud

In July 2003, the then Palestinian Authority Chairman, Yasser Arafat, described Mahmoud Abbas as a 'traitor' who "betrayed the interests of the Palestinian People." More >>

Less Symbolism, More Action - Ramzy Baroud

Friday, 2 December 2016, 3:48 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has designated the week, November 25 to December 3, as the 'biggest-ever campaign' aimed at boycotting Israeli products and those of companies that contribute to the Israeli military occupation of Palestine. More >>

 

 

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