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Gaza’s Resistance Will Not be Crushed

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 4:21 pm | Ramzy Baroud

On the 13th day of Israel’s so-called Operation Protective Edge, stories of entire families collectively pulverized, women and children keenly targeted by Israeli soldiers saturate the media. Until now, 430 Palestinians have been killed, mostly women and ... More >>

Ravaging Gaza: The War Netanyahu Cannot Possibly Win

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 5:39 pm | Ramzy Baroud

When the bodies of three Israeli settlers - Aftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19 - were found on June 30 near Hebron in the southern West Bank, Israel went into a state of mourning and a wave of sympathy flowed in from ... More >>

Obama’s Failure and Richard Perle’s Whitewashing of Iraq War

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 3:35 pm | Ramzy Baroud

As Iraq stands on the verge of a complete breakdown into mini sectarian states, former leading neoconservative and Iraq war advocate Richard Perle made a sudden appearance on Newsmax TV. His statements in the interview were yet another testament to the ... More >>

On Ramadan, Socialism and the Neighbor’s Beat up Car

Friday, 4 July 2014, 2:28 pm | Ramzy Baroud

When I was a child, I obsessed with socialism. It was not only because my father was a self-proclaimed socialist who read every book that a good socialist should read, but also because we lived in a refugee camp in Gaza under the harshest of conditions. More >>

Sectarian Monster Reawakened: Redrawing Map of Iraq, Again

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 5:16 pm | Ramzy Baroud

“Labeiki ya Zaynab,” chanted Iraqi Shia fighters as they swayed, dancing with their rifles before TV news cameras in Baghdad on June 13. They were apparently getting ready for a difficult fight ahead. More >>

What Palestinian Unity Is All About - The Real Task Ahead

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 2:33 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Palestinians are yet to achieve national unity despite the elation over the ‘national unity government’ now in operation in Ramallah. One has to be clear in the distinction between a Hamas-Fatah political arrangement necessitated by regional and international ... More >>

Reporting the Middle East: Please Go Back to the Streets

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 4:44 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Irrespective of how one feels about the direction taken by various Arab revolutions in the last three years, a few facts remain incontestable. Arab revolts began in the streets of poor, despairing Arab cities, and Arabs had every right to rebel considering ... More >>

Haftar Leads Coup: A General’s Odd War on Muslim Brotherhood

Friday, 30 May 2014, 3:41 pm | Ramzy Baroud

On 16 May, Libya’s rogue general Khalifa Haftar staged several bloody attacks against other Libyan militias in the name of eradicating terrorism by leading a paramilitary force evasively named the Libyan National Army. His well-equipped brigades were rapidly ... More >>

66 Year Nakba: I Saw Yafa, Land of Oranges

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 1:36 pm | Ramzy Baroud

In ‘Jaffa: Land of Oranges’, Ghassan Kanafani described his exile from the Palestinian coastal city of Yafa. As a 12-year-old boy, he struggled to understand, but “on that night, though, certain threads of that story became clearer ... a big truck ... More >>

What the Media Is Not Telling Us about Yemen

Friday, 16 May 2014, 5:41 pm | Ramzy Baroud

“In Yemen today, the US embassy is closed to the public. Officials telling CNN there is credible information of a threat against Western interests there,” a CNN news anchor read the news bulletin on May 08. More >>

Navigating Syria: The Impossible, Indispensable Mission

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 2:29 pm | Ramzy Baroud

I unfriended another Facebook friend this week. It may seem to be a trivial matter, but for me, it is not. The reason behind my action was Syria. As in Egypt, Syria has instigated many social media breakups with people whom, until then, were regarded ... More >>

Palestinian Unity: Hope and Gloom in the Beach Refugee Camp

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 1:36 pm | Ramzy Baroud

For years, Palestinian factions have strived for unity, and for years unity has evaded them. But is it possible that following several failed attempts, Fatah and Hamas have finally found that elusive middle ground? And if they have done so, why, to ... More >>

Martin Indyk’s Galloping Horse:Moral Crisis in Obama’s Peace

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 1:29 pm | Ramzy Baroud

To understand how thoughtless the US latest ‘peace process’ drive has been, one only needs to consider some of the characters involved in this political theater. One particular character who stands out as a testament to the inherently futile exercise ... More >>

Why Israeli Officials Chuckle: ‘Stable’ West Bank Dilemma

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 3:19 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Ze’ev Elkin, is a member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and his predominantly rightwing cabinet. In a recent interview with The Economist, Elkin used the familiar tone of being conceited and oblivious to such ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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