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Recognition Of Palestine Is ‘Symbolic’ But Also Critical: The Australian Case

Friday, 16 April 2021, 5:53 am | Ramzy Baroud

Australia’s Labor Party’s recognition of Palestine as a State on March 30 is a welcomed position, though it comes with many caveats. Pro-Palestinian activists are justified to question the sincerity of the ALP’s stance and whether Australia’s ... More >>

Israel Rejects ICC Investigation: What Are The Possible Future Scenarios?

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 7:02 am | Ramzy Baroud

The Israeli government’s position regarding an impending investigation by the International Criminal Court of alleged war crimes committed in occupied Palestine has been finally declared by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “It will ... More >>

The Clandestine War On Africa: France’s Endgame In Mali

Monday, 12 April 2021, 11:01 am | Ramzy Baroud

In a recent report , the United Nations Mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, concluded that, on January 3, French warplanes had struck a crowd attending a wedding in the remote village of Bounti, killing 22 of the guests. According to the findings, based ... More >>

From His Solitary Confinement, Marwan Barghouti Holds The Key To Fatah’s Future

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 11:14 am | Ramzy Baroud

If imprisoned Palestinian leader, Marwan Barghouti, becomes the President of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the status quo will change substantially. For Israel, as well as for the current PA President, Mahmoud Abbas, such a scenario is more dangerous ... More >>

Kafkaesque Politics: The Missing Lessons From Israel’s Latest Elections

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 10:42 am | Ramzy Baroud

A ‘major setback’ was the recurring term in many news headlines reporting on the outcome of Israel’s general elections of March 23. While this depiction specifically referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to secure a decisive ... More >>

Nuclear Weapons Blazing: Britain Enters The US-China Fray

Monday, 29 March 2021, 8:52 am | Ramzy Baroud

Boris Johnson’s March 16 speech before the British Parliament was reminiscent, at least in tone, to that of Chinese President Xi Jinping in October 2019, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China. The comparison is quite ... More >>

The Nakba Of Sheikh Jarrah: How Israel Uses ‘the Law’ To Ethnically Cleanse East Jerusalem

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 8:56 am | Ramzy Baroud

A Palestinian man, Atef Yousef Hanaysha, was killed by Israeli occupation forces on March 19 during a weekly protest against illegal Israeli settlement expansion in Beit Dajan, near Nablus, in the northern West Bank. Although tragic, the above ... More >>

From The Earth To The Moon: Biden’s China Policy Doomed From The Start

Friday, 19 March 2021, 12:17 pm | Ramzy Baroud

A much anticipated American foreign policy move under the Biden Administration on how to counter China’s unhindered economic growth and political ambitions came in the form of a virtual summit on March 12, linking, aside from the United States, ... More >>

The Ongoing Calamity: US Collective Punishment Of The Venezuelan People Must End

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 7:12 am | Ramzy Baroud

Recent statements made by US officials suggest that Washington will continue to pursue a hardline policy on Venezuela. The new Biden Administration, however, needs to urgently rethink its approach. US State Department spokesperson, Ned Price, remarked ... More >>

Elections Under Fire: Palestine’s Impossible Democracy Dilemma

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 11:56 am | Ramzy Baroud

Many Palestinian intellectuals and political analysts find themselves in the unenviable position of having to declare a stance on whether they support or reject upcoming Palestinian elections which are scheduled for May 22 and July 30. But there are no ... More >>

‘Is This Who We Are?’: Gitmo Is America’s Enduring Shame

Monday, 8 March 2021, 1:14 pm | Ramzy Baroud

“That's certainly our goal and our intention.” This was the non-committal answer given by White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, when, on February 12, she was asked by a reporter whether the new Joe Biden Administration intends to shut down the notorious ... More >>

Ready To Work With Netanyahu: Mansour Abbas Splinters Arab Vote In Israel

Saturday, 6 March 2021, 6:39 am | Ramzy Baroud

By Ramzy Baroud At a glance, it may appear that the split of Arab political parties in Israel is consistent with a typical pattern of political and ideological divisions which have afflicted the Arab body politic for many years. This time, however, the ... More >>

‘Engaging The World’: The ‘Fascinating Story’ Of Hamas’s Political Evolution

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 9:56 am | Ramzy Baroud

On February 4, representatives from the Palestinian Movement, Hamas, visited Moscow to inform the Russian government of the latest development on the unity talks between the Islamic Movement and its Palestinian counterparts, especially Fatah. This was ... More >>

Coup Leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi Betrayed Democracy In Burma

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 4:46 pm | Ramzy Baroud

What is taking place in Burma right now is a military coup. There can be no other description for such an unwarranted action as the dismissal of the government by military decree and the imposition of Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of ... More >>

Imagining Palestine: On Barghouti, Darwish, Kanafani And The Language Of Exile

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 11:09 am | Ramzy Baroud

For Palestinians, exile is not simply the physical act of being removed from their homes and their inability to return. It is not a casual topic pertaining to politics and international law, either. Nor is it an ethereal notion, a sentiment, a poetic ... More >>

‘Leaving Aside’ International Law: Why Democrats Are As Dangerous As Republicans To A Just Peace In Palestine

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 10:11 am | Ramzy Baroud

Motivated by their justifiable aversion to former US President Donald Trump, many analysts have rashly painted a rosy picture of how Democrats could quickly erase the bleak trajectory of the previous Republican administration. This naivety is particularly ... More >>

Europe Will Redefine Itself Despite Political Shift In The US

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 4:23 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Despite the long-awaited political change in Washington as Democratic President, Joe Biden, has officially become the 46th President of the United States, Europe is unlikely to resume its previously unhindered reliance on its trans-Atlantic partner. ... More >>

The Russian Alternative: How Moscow Is Capitalizing On US Retreat In Palestine, Israel

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 9:18 am | Ramzy Baroud

Israeli anxiety was palpable when it was reported that Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was not contacted by the new American President, Joe Biden, for days after the latter’s inauguration. While much is being read into Biden’s decision, ... More >>

‘Freedom Is Never Voluntarily Given’: Palestinian Boycott Of Israel Is Not Racist, It Is Anti-Racist

Monday, 8 February 2021, 4:11 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Claims made by Democratic New York City mayoral candidate , Andrew Yang, in a recent op-ed in the Jewish weekly, ‘The Forward’, point to the prevailing ignorance that continues to dominate the US discourse on Palestine and Israel. Yang, a former ... More >>

Our Mutual Fight: The Case Against Pakistani Normalization With Israel

Friday, 5 February 2021, 11:02 am | Ramzy Baroud

The Pakistani government should never, under any circumstances and no matter the pressure, normalize with Israel. Doing so is not only dangerous - as it will embolden an already vile, racist, violent apartheid Israel - but it would also be considered ... More >>