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Searching for a ‘Responsible Adult’

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 12:39 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Searching for a ‘Responsible Adult’: 'Is Brexit Good for Israel?' By Ramzy Baroud After months of anticipation, the United Kingdom has decided to leave the European Union (EU). Although, the results were fairly close - 51.9% voted to 'Leave' vs. ... More >>

Palestine’s ‘Prayer for Rain’

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 11:41 am | Ramzy Baroud

Palestine’s ‘Prayer for Rain’: How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War By Ramzy Baroud Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has ... More >>

Gaza: Resistance Through Poetry

Friday, 17 June 2016, 11:29 am | Ramzy Baroud

Gaza: Resistance Through Poetry By Ramzy Baroud “(At dawn) … I will resist ... (Since) upon the wall there is still a white sheet … And my fingers are yet to (completely) dissolve.” This is a translated verse from Mu'in Bseiso’ “Three ... More >>

The Paris Peace Gambit

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 10:47 am | Ramzy Baroud

In their defense, the Israelis seem to have figured out the whole thing and opted out. But the hapless Palestinian leadership, along with their Arab League partners, joined by the French, EU and UN representatives, and even US Secretary of State, ... More >>

Israel’s Future is Terrifying

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 1:53 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Israel’s Future is Terrifying: Moshe Ya’alon and Israel’s Disconcerting ‘Morality’ By Ramzy Baroud Israeli society is constantly swerving to the Right and, by doing so, the country’s entire political paradigm is redefined regularly. Israel is now ... More >>

Time to End the ‘Hasbara’

Friday, 27 May 2016, 3:32 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Time to End the ‘Hasbara’: Palestinian Media and the Search for a Common Story Ramzy Baroud Merely being in the company of hundreds of Palestinian journalists and other media professionals from all over the world has been an uplifting experience. ... More >>

Palestine’s Nakba in the Larger Arab ‘Catastrophe’

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 5:24 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Roots of the Conflict: Palestine’s Nakba in the Larger Arab ‘Catastrophe’ By Ramzy Baroud On May 15th of every year, over the past 68 years, Palestinians have commemorated their collective exile from Palestine. The ethnic cleansing of Palestine ... More >>

A Palestinian View on Britain’s ‘Anti-Semitic’ Controversy

Friday, 13 May 2016, 3:43 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Beware Israeli Doublespeak: A Palestinian Perspective on Britain’s ‘Anti-Semitic’ Controversy By Ramzy Baroud More >>

The Spirit of Nelson Mandela in Palestine

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 4:33 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The Spirit of Nelson Mandela in Palestine: Is His Real Legacy Being Upheld? Ramzy Baroud I had mixed feelings when I learned that Palestine has erected a statue of Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African anti-Apartheid leader. On the one hand, ... More >>

Did the Arabs Betray Palestine?

Monday, 2 May 2016, 2:21 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Did the Arabs Betray Palestine? - A Schism between the Ruling Classes and the Wider Society Ramzy Baroud At the age of 21, I crossed Gaza into Egypt to pursue a degree in political science. The timing could have not been worse. The Iraq invasion of ... More >>

At 80, Failed Abbas is Probed, Derided and Scapegoated

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:28 pm | Ramzy Baroud

At 80, Failed Abbas is Probed, Derided and Scapegoated By Ramzy Baroud “We won’t act like them, we will not use violence or force, we are peaceful, we believe in peace, in peaceful popular resistance.” This was part of a message issued by Palestinian ... More >>

The Logic of Murder in Israel

Friday, 15 April 2016, 4:17 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The Logic of Murder in Israel: A Culture of Impunity in Full View of the Entire World By Ramzy Baroud "Whether he made a mistake or not, is a trivial question," said an Israeli Jewish man who joined large protests throughout Israel in support ... More >>

Non-violent BDS Should Be Welcomed, Not Condemned

Friday, 8 April 2016, 4:46 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Non-violent BDS Should Be Welcomed, Not Condemned By Ramzy Baroud A thousand Israelis and their supporters gathered in Jerusalem’s International Convention Center on March 28 at a conference aimed at combating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions ... More >>

Intifada for Dummies

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 1:51 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Whether history moves in a straight or cyclical line, it matters little. The uncontested fact is that it is in constant motion. Thus, the current situation in Palestine is particularly frustrating to a generation that has grown up after the Oslo Peace Accord ... More >>

If Syria is to Fall, others will Follow

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 3:11 pm | Ramzy Baroud

If Syria is to Fall, others will Follow: The Pandora’s Box of Federalism By Ramzy Baroud The apparent sudden Russian military withdrawal from Syria, starting on March 15 left political commentators puzzled. Few of the analyses offered should be taken ... More >>

Why BDS Cannot Lose: A Moral Threshold to Combat Racism

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 3:53 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Why BDS Cannot Lose: A Moral Threshold to Combat Racism in Israel By Ramzy Baroud A foray of condemnations of the boycott of Israel seems to have fallen on deaf ears. Calls from Western governments, originating from the UK, the US, Canada and others, ... More >>

Politics Not As Usual: Is This the Age of American Fascism?

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 1:12 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Politics Not As Usual: Is This the Age of American Fascism? By Ramzy Baroud Regardless of the outcome of the American presidential primaries, or even the result of the general elections next November, a frightening phenomenon is under way. The US has ... More >>

Plan B’ – Not an Enigma

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 12:11 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Plan B’ – Not an Enigma: Why the West Is Keen on Dividing the Arabs By Ramzy Baroud When Arab streets exploded with fury, from Tunis to Sanaa, pan-Arabism seemed, then, like a nominal notion. Neither did the so-called ‘Jasmine Revolution’ use ... More >>

Why We Must Transcend the Clinton-Sanders Debate

Friday, 26 February 2016, 1:06 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Why We Must Transcend the Clinton-Sanders Debate: The Middle East in US Foreign Policy By Ramzy Baroud As US liberals and some leftists are pulling up their sleeves in anticipation of a prolonged battle for the Democratic Party Presidential nomination, ... More >>

Dispelling the Myth of ‘Democracy’ within Israel

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 3:52 pm | Ramzy Baroud

‘Good Labor – Bad Likud’: Dispelling the Myth of ‘Democracy’ within Israel’s Political Establishment By Ramzy Baroud The Israeli ‘Right’, as demonstrated by a scary coalition of rightwing nationalists, ultranationalists and religious zealots, ... More >>

 

 

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