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Tearing Down The Idols Of Colonialism: Why Tunisia, Africa Must Demand French Apology

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 8:06 am | Ramzy Baroud

The visit by newly-elected Tunisian President Kais Saied to France on June 22 was intended to discuss bilateral relations, trade, etc. But it was also a missed opportunity, where Tunisia could have formally demanded an apology from France for the decades ... More >>

The ‘Palestinian Chair’: Exposing Israel’s Direct Role In US Violence

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 9:04 am | Ramzy Baroud

The banning of deadly police practices by many American states and cities following the murder of an African American man, George Floyd, at the hands of Minneapolis police officers is, once more, shedding light on US-Israeli collaboration in the ... More >>

‘Wolf Warrior Diplomacy’: Israel’s China Strategy In Peril

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 4:10 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Israel’s balancing act that allowed it to reap America’s unconditional and, often, blind support, while slowly benefiting from China’s growing economic influence and political prestige, is already floundering. Thanks to the heated cold war between ... More >>

Political Ambiguity Or A Doomsday Weapon: Why Abbas Abandoned Oslo

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 9:41 am | Ramzy Baroud

This time, we are told, it is different and that President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, is absolutely serious about his decision to absolve his leadership from all previous agreements signed with Israel and the United States. But this time ... More >>

Annexation of Palestine Began in San Remo

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 9:09 am | Ramzy Baroud

One hundred years ago, representatives from a few powerful countries convened at San Remo, a sleepy town on the Italian Riviera. Together, they sealed the fate of the massive territories confiscated from the Ottoman Empire following its defeat ... More >>

Hating Arabs As A Common Ground: Why Israel's Coalition Government Is Likely To Survive

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 8:52 am | Ramzy Baroud

Shortly after an agreement to form a “national emergency government” in Israel, leader of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) party, Benny Gantz, tweeted triumphantly that ‘democracy’ in Israel has been ‘safeguarded’. But how is a deal that ... More >>

Palestinian Prisoners’ Day: A Special Write Up On Palestine's Organic Intellectuals

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 9:56 am | Ramzy Baroud

(The following is an excerpt from the latest Ramzy Baroud book, These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons. The book can be purchased at Amazon or Clarity Press. https://www.amazon.com/These-Chains-Will-Broken-Palestinian/dp/1949762092 ... More >>

A Palestinian Guide To Surviving A Quarantine: On Faith, Humour And ‘Dutch Candy’

Saturday, 11 April 2020, 6:23 am | Ramzy Baroud

Call it a ‘quarantine’, a ‘shelter-in-place’, a ‘lockdown’ or a ‘curfew’, we Palestinians have experienced them all, though not at all voluntarily. Personally, the first 23 years of my life were lived in virtual ‘lockdown’. My father’s ... More >>

Solidarity In The Age Of Coronavirus: What The Arabs Must Do

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 8:57 am | Ramzy Baroud

While the Coronavirus continues to ravage almost every nation on earth, Arab countries remain unable, or unwilling, to formulate a collective strategy to help the poorest and most vulnerable Arabs survive the deadly virus and its economic fallout. Worse, ... More >>

Tunisia Leads The Way: New Report Exposes Israel’s False Democracy

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 10:02 am | Ramzy Baroud

Tunisia is the Middle East’s greatest success story, according to the findings of the V-Dem Annual Democracy Report 2019 . One of the world’s most regarded annual reports on democracy and good governance, the V-Dem Report is produced by the V-Dem ... More >>

BJP And Israel: Hindu Nationalism Is Ravaging India’s Democracy

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 9:20 am | Ramzy Baroud

It was only a matter of time before the anti-Muslim sentiment in India turned violent. A country that has historically prided itself on its diversity and tolerance, and for being ‘the largest democracy in the world’ has, in recent years, exhibited ... More >>

Technology Of Death: The Not-So-Shocking Report On Israeli Weapons Exports

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 11:57 am | Ramzy Baroud

The Middle East region, battered by wars and adjoining humanitarian crises that have left millions of people stateless, hungry and diseased, is in urgent need for peace, security and reconstruction. Thanks to the US, Russian, French, Israeli and ... More >>

Death At The Greek Border: Syrian Refugees Should Not Be Used As Political Pawns

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 10:48 am | Ramzy Baroud

In a surprising move, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, announced on February 29 that he will be re-opening his country’s border to Europe, thus allowing tens of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees into Greece and other European countries. ... More >>

‘Zionist’ Biden In His Own Words: ‘My Name Is Joe Biden, And Everybody Knows I Love Israel’

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 10:22 am | Ramzy Baroud

"I am a Zionist. You don't have to be a Jew to be a Zionist," current Democratic Presidential candidate, Joe Biden, said in April 2007, soon before he was chosen to be Barack Obama’s running mate in the 2008 elections. Biden is, of ... More >>

‘A Policeman, A Pastor And A Palestinian’: The ‘Chilestinians’ As A Model For Palestinian Unity

Saturday, 14 March 2020, 2:03 pm | Ramzy Baroud

I was only introduced to the term ‘Chilestinians’ last February at a conference in Istanbul, during a presentation by the Director of the Palestinian Federation of Chile, Anuar Majluf. When Majluf referred to the well-rooted Palestinian community ... More >>

Abuse, Oppression And Murder: The PA Does Israel’s Dirty Work In The West Bank

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 9:54 am | Ramzy Baroud

Merely two weeks after Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, declared that the PA will suspend all ‘security coordination’ with Israel, Palestinian security forces in the West Bank killed unarmed teenager, Salah Zakareneh. Zakareneh ... More >>

A Terrifying Scenario: Coronavirus In ‘Quarantined’ Gaza

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 10:13 am | Ramzy Baroud

What if the Coronavirus reaches the besieged Gaza Strip? While the question carries great urgency for all Palestinians living under Israel’s military occupation, the Gaza situation is particularly complex and extremely worrying. Nearly 50 countries ... More >>

Beyond Israeli Elections: Israel At The Cusp Of A Bleak Era

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 11:35 am | Ramzy Baroud

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, must be channeling the spirit of Houdini as he continues to plot his escape from one of the most convoluted political dilemmas in Israel’s history. It is no secret that Netanyahu’s political behavior is almost ... More >>

Breaking With Washington: Arabs And Muslims Must Take A United Stance For Palestine

Friday, 14 February 2020, 9:36 am | Ramzy Baroud

A negotiated solution to the ‘Palestinian-Israeli conflict’, at least the way envisaged by successive US administrations, has failed. Now, Palestinians and their allies would have to explore a whole new path of liberation that does not go through ... More >>

Crisis and Opportunity: The ‘Deal of the Century’ Challenge

Thursday, 6 February 2020, 2:40 pm | Ramzy Baroud

After several postponements, US President, Donald Trump, has finally revealed the details of his Middle East plan, dubbed ‘Deal of the Century’, in a press conference in Washington on January 28. Standing triumphantly beside Trump, Israeli Prime Minister, ... More >>