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The ‘Insurrection’ And Its Discontents: ‘American Exceptionalism’ Revisited

Monday, 25 January 2021, 7:02 am | Ramzy Baroud

History is being written in the United States today. Even the most pessimistic about the prospects of American democracy have rarely ventured out this far while offering a bleak analysis of America’s future, whether in terms of political polarization ... More >>

Fearing The Palestinian Narrative: Why Israel Banned ‘Jenin Jenin’

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 10:22 am | Ramzy Baroud

On January 11, the Israeli Lod District Court ruled against a Palestinian film-maker, Mahmoud Bakri, ordering him to pay hefty compensation to an Israeli soldier who was accused, along with the Israeli military, of carrying out war crimes in April 2002, ... More >>

By ‘Force And Fraud’: Is This The End Of The US Democracy Doctrine?

Monday, 18 January 2021, 2:05 pm | Ramzy Baroud

In an interview with the British newspaper, The Times , in 2015, former US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, vehemently denied that exporting democracy to Iraq was the main motive behind the US invasion of that Arab country 12 years earlier. Rumsfeld ... More >>

Covid-19 Under Apartheid: How Israel Manipulates Suffering Of Palestinians

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 10:24 am | Ramzy Baroud

Israel’s decision to exclude Palestinians from its COVID-19 vaccination campaign may have surprised many. Even by Israel’s poor humanitarian standards, denying Palestinians access to life-saving medication seems extremely callous. Amnesty International, ... More >>

2021: Palestine’s Chance Of Fighting Back

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 12:02 pm | Ramzy Baroud

2020 will go down in history as the year that terminated the American-sponsored ‘peace process’. While 2021 will not reverse the monumental change in the US attitude and objectives in Palestine, Israel and the Middle East, the new year presents ... More >>

The US Money Tree: The Untold Story Of American Aid To Israel

Thursday, 31 December 2020, 9:29 am | Ramzy Baroud

On December 21, the United States Congress passed the COVID-19 Relief Package, as part of a larger $2.3 trillion bill meant to cover spending for the rest of the fiscal year. As usual, US representatives allocated a massive sum of money for Israel. While ... More >>

The Great Divider: Covid-19 Reflects Global Racism, Not Equality

Saturday, 19 December 2020, 6:02 am | Ramzy Baroud

The notion that the COVID-19 pandemic was ‘the great equalizer’ should be dead and buried by now. If anything, the lethal disease is another terrible reminder of the deep divisions and inequalities in our societies. That said, the treatment of ... More >>

When The People Rose: How The Intifada Changed The Political Discourse Around Palestine

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 6:38 am | Ramzy Baroud

December 8 came and went as if it was an ordinary day. For Palestinian political groups, it was another anniversary to be commemorated, however hastily. It was on this day, thirty-three years ago, that the First Palestinian Intifada (uprising) ... More >>

‘Long Live The (Dead) Peace Process’: Abbas Prioritizes US Ties Over Palestinian National Unity

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 9:09 am | Ramzy Baroud

No one seemed as excited about the election of Joe Biden being the next President of the United States as Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas. When all hope seemed lost, where Abbas found himself desperate for political validation and ... More >>

Debunking The ‘Opium Of The People’ Maxim: Football Is About Politics And Class Struggle

Monday, 7 December 2020, 4:05 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Noam Chomsky is right when he says that, in the US, sports creates the necessary “fantasy world” required to shield people from understanding, organizing, and attempting to “influence the real world”. Referring to sports commentary and ... More >>

The King’s Man: Blinken’s Appointment Reassures Israel That Little Will Change Under Biden

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 9:00 am | Ramzy Baroud

Right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has nothing to worry about as the man who will directly handle America’s foreign policy in the Middle East is a loyal friend of Israel. Crisis averted. President-elect, Joe Biden’s appointment ... More >>

Moving Past Apartheid: One-State Is Not Ideal Justice, But It Is Just And Possible

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 6:26 am | Ramzy Baroud

Once again, Europe's top diplomats expressed their ‘deep concern’ regarding Israel’s ongoing illegal settlement expansion, again evoking the maxim that Israeli actions “threaten the viability of the two-state solution”. This position was ... More >>

Expansion And Mass Eviction: Israel ‘Takes Advantage’ Of Trump’s Remaining Days In Office

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 9:02 am | Ramzy Baroud

In a few words, a close associate of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, summed up the logic behind the ongoing frenzy to expand illegal Jewish settlements in Israel. “These days are an irreplaceable opportunity to establish our hold on ... More >>

‘Total Reset’ Is Wishful Thinking: The Daunting Task Of Reordering US Foreign Policy

Saturday, 21 November 2020, 9:04 am | Ramzy Baroud

A new term has imposed itself on the conversation regarding the impending presidency of US President-elect, Joe Biden: “The Total Reset”. Many headlines have already promised that the Biden Presidency is ready to ‘reset’ US foreign policy across ... More >>

As Israel Destroys EU Projects In Palestine, European Foreign Policy Remains Impotent

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 10:59 am | Ramzy Baroud

Belgium is furious. On November 6, the Belgian government condemned Israel’s destruction of Belgian-funded homes in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank. Understandably, Brussels wants the Israeli government to pay compensation for the unwarranted destruction. ... More >>

Future Of American Democracy: On Inequality, Polarization And Violence

Saturday, 14 November 2020, 2:46 pm | Ramzy Baroud

In January 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s Democracy Index downgraded the state of democracy in the United States from “full democracy” to “flawed democracy”. The demotion of a country that has constantly prided itself, not only ... More >>

‘Playing For Time’: The Non-strategy Of Mahmoud Abbas

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 9:19 am | Ramzy Baroud

“If we are going to live another four years with President Trump, God help us, God help you and God help the whole world.” These were the words of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, during a virtual meeting with European ... More >>

Escalating The Demographic War: The Strategic Goal Of Israeli Racism In Palestine

Sunday, 8 November 2020, 3:00 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The discussion on institutional Israeli racism against its own Palestinian Arab population has all but ceased following the final approval of the discriminatory Nation-State Law in July 2018. Indeed, the latest addition to Israel’s Basic Law ... More >>

‘They Tried To Freeze Me To Death’: Torture And Resistance In Israeli Prisons

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 6:42 am | Ramzy Baroud

By Mohammad al-Deirawi and Ramzy Baroud Mohammad Ibrahim Ali al-Deirawi was born on January 30, 1978 in Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. His family is originally from Bir Al-Saba’, an ethnically cleansed Palestinian town located in the southern ... More >>

On Maher Al-Akhras And Palestinian Prisoners: My Interview With Palestine Deep Dive

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 12:22 pm | Ramzy Baroud

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj0dTumMuJI   This urgent conversation focuses on the emergency situation of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras described by B'Tselem on Monday as 'on the verge of death' as well as Ramzy's ... More >>