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Netanyahu the Mythbuster: 'Special Relationship' No More

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:50 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Imagine if an American presidential candidate made a plea to his supporters on election day with the following statement: “The Republican administration is in danger. Black voters are going en masse to the polls. Liberal NGOs are bringing them on buses.” More >>

"IS" as a Western Phenomenon? Reimagining the IS Debate

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 5:53 pm | Ramzy Baroud

No matter how one attempts to wrangle with the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) rise in Iraq and Syria, desperately seeking any political or other context that would validate the movement as an explainable historical circumstance, things refuse to ... More >>

Secret History of My Geography Teacher & Cofounder of Hamas

Friday, 13 March 2015, 3:21 pm | Ramzy Baroud

This is not my geography teacher, or, more accurately it is not at all how I remember him. A series of APA images published by the British Daily Mail and other newspapers showed Hamad al-Hasanat lying dead in a mosque, surrounded by a group of Hamas fighters. ... More >>

The Arab Intellectual is Resting, Not Dead : Ramzy Baroud

Monday, 9 March 2015, 9:47 am | Ramzy Baroud

Whenever a new poem by Mahmoud Darwish was published in al-Quds newspaper, I rushed over to Abu Aymen’s newsstand that was located in the refugee camp’s main square. It was a crowded and dusty place where grimy taxis waited for passengers, surrounded ... More >>

US spin on Middle East violence must change

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 11:08 am | Ramzy Baroud

Truly, US President Barack Obama’s recent call to address the root causes of violence, including that of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) and al-Qaeda was a step in the right direction, but still miles away from taking the least responsibility ... More >>

Time for Action after Killing of Three US Muslims

Sunday, 22 February 2015, 9:10 am | Ramzy Baroud

The murder of three American Muslims at a University of North Carolina condominium on Tuesday, 10 February, was no ordinary murder, nor is the criminal who killed them an ordinary thug. The context of the killings, the murder itself and the media and ... More >>

Mending ‘Axis of Resistance’: Hamas Returns to the Start

Friday, 13 February 2015, 9:16 am | Ramzy Baroud

Despite its success of rebelling Israeli military advances in Gaza, Hamas’s regional political maneuvers of recent years are not bearing fruits. Jointly isolated by Israel and other Arab parties, unaided by the Palestinian Authority (PA) of Mahmoud Abbas, ... More >>

The ‘Great War’ of Sinai: How to Lose a ‘War on Terror’

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 4:36 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The Sinai Peninsula has moved from the margins of Egyptian body politic to the uncontested center, as Egypt’s strong man - President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi - finds himself greatly undercut by the rise of an insurgency that seems to be growing stronger with time. More >>

Dear Syria: From One Refugee to Another

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 4:46 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Whenever the word ‘refugee’ is uttered, I think of my mother. When Zionist militias began their systematic onslaught and ‘cleansing’ of the Palestinian Arab population of historic Palestine in 1948, she, along with her family, ran away from the once ... More >>

Lessons that Hollande Failed to Learn from W. Bush’s Plunder

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 10:11 am | Ramzy Baroud

Francois Hollande is not a popular president. No matter how hard the ‘socialist’ leader tries to impress, there never seems to be a no solid constituency that backs him. He attempted to mask his initial lack of experience in foreign affairs with ... More >>

War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

Sunday, 18 January 2015, 5:01 pm | Ramzy Baroud

It is still not about Islam, even if the media and militants attacking western targets say so. Actually, it never was. But it was important for many to conflate politics with religion; partly because it is convenient and self-validating. More >>

The Problem with Mahmoud Abbas and His Authority

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 2:59 pm | Ramzy Baroud

It was the moment many had been waiting for. On January 2, Palestine’s United Nations envoy, Riyad Mansour formally requested membership at the International Criminal Court (ICC). More >>

“Dos” and “Don’ts”: When Writing about the Middle East

Friday, 2 January 2015, 12:48 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Writing and reporting about the Middle East is not an easy task, especially during these years of turmoil and upheaval. Following and reporting on these constant changes without a deep and compassionate understanding of the region will achieve little ... More >>

Five Reasons Why 2014 was a Game Changer in Palestine

Wednesday, 24 December 2014, 12:10 pm | Ramzy Baroud

In terms of losses in human lives, 2014 has been a horrific year for Palestinians, surpassing the horrors of both 2008 and 2009, when an Israeli war against the Gaza Strip killed and wounded thousands. More >>

Whitewashing CIA torture:“We are [not so] awesome” after all

Friday, 19 December 2014, 5:41 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The logic that torture is a “stain” on US history is the heart of the problem, since it blocks an honest reading of whatever “values” Washington actually stands for. More >>

The Mockingjay of Palestine: “If we burn, you burn with us”

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 1:22 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Raed Mu’anis was my best friend. The small scar on top of his left eyebrow was my doing at the age of five. I urged him to quit hanging on a rope where my mother was drying our laundry. He wouldn’t listen, so I threw a rock at him. More >>

PFLP soul-searching: rise and fall of Palestine’s socialists

Friday, 28 November 2014, 4:57 pm | Ramzy Baroud

When news reports alleged that the two cousins behind the Jerusalem synagogue attack on 18 November were affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a level of confusion reigned. Why the PFLP? Why now? More >>

Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 5:53 pm | Ramzy Baroud

When a journalist tries to do a historian’s job, the outcome can be quite interesting. Using history as a side note in a brief news report or political analysis oftentimes does more harm than good. More >>

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 5:25 pm | Ramzy Baroud

As I was finalizing my research for this article, I found myself browsing through a heap of hilarious videos by mostly Egyptian TV show hosts Tawfiq Okasha and Amr Adeeb. More >>

Fighting for Survival in the Sinai: Egypt’s Convenient War

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:19 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Sinai is both heaven and hell. This triangular desert boasts an arid landscape of hopeless horizons often interrupted by leftover military hardware from previous wars. The land is comprised of breathtaking beaches, incredible history, and a fusion of ... More >>

 

 

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