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Heroes Or Parasites: Europe’s Self-serving Politics On Refugees

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 7:58 am | Ramzy Baroud

Language is politics and politics is power. This is why the misuse of language is particularly disturbing, especially when the innocent and vulnerable pay the price. The wars in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern, Asian and African ... More >>

Racial Justice Vs. The Israel Lobby: When Being Pro-Palestine Becomes The New Normal

Friday, 8 October 2021, 8:33 am | Ramzy Baroud

There is an unmistakable shift in American politics regarding Palestine and Israel, a change that is inspired by the way in which many Americans, especially the youth, view the Palestinian struggle and the Israeli occupation. While this shift is yet ... More >>

Trudeau’s Parliamentary ‘Victory’ May Cost Him The Next Elections

Monday, 4 October 2021, 11:55 am | Ramzy Baroud

Canada’s unpopular general election of September 20 is increasingly recognized as a mistake by the country’s leading political analysts. However, this mistake could potentially prove to be the very undoing of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party ... More >>

On Afghanistan And Legitimate Resistance

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 9:17 am | Ramzy Baroud

An urgent task is awaiting us: considering the progression of events, we must quickly liberate ourselves from the limits and confines placed on the Afghanistan discourse, which have been imposed by US-centered Western propaganda for over 20 years, and ... More >>

The Untold Story Of Why Palestinians Are Divided

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 8:02 am | Ramzy Baroud

The political division in Palestinian society is deep-rooted, and must not be reduced to convenient claims about the ‘Hamas-Fatah split’, elections, the Oslo accords and subsequent disagreements. The division is linked to events that preceded all ... More >>

One Man As A Whole Generation: The Unfinished War Of Zakaria Zubeidi

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 11:01 am | Ramzy Baroud

Zakaria Zubeidi is one of six Palestinian prisoners who, on September 6, tunneled their way out of Gilboa, a notorious, high-security Israeli prison. Zubeidi was recaptured a few days later. The large bruises on Zubeidi’s face told a harrowing story, that ... More >>

Who Represents Afghanistan: Genuine Activists Vs ‘Native Informants’

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 9:14 am | Ramzy Baroud

Scenes of thousands of Afghans flooding the Kabul International Airport to flee the country as Taliban fighters were quickly consolidating their control over the capital, raised many questions, leading amongst them: who are these people and why ... More >>

From the ‘Iron Wall’ to the ‘Villa in the Jungle’

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 9:00 am | Ramzy Baroud

25 years before Israel was established on the ruins of historic Palestine, a Russian Jewish Zionist leader, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, argued that a Jewish state in Palestine could only survive if it exists “behind an iron wall” of defense. Jabotinsky ... More >>

Following Afghanistan Defeat: Can EU Win Own ‘Independence’ From The US?

Saturday, 11 September 2021, 4:28 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Suddenly, the idea put forth by French President, Emmanuel Macron, late last year does not seem so far-fetched or untenable after all. Following the US-NATO hurried withdrawal from Afghanistan, European countries are now forced to consider the once ... More >>

Hashtag ‘Untie_Our_Hands’: How Many More Palestinians Must Die for Israel’s ‘Security’?

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 9:16 am | Ramzy Baroud

A large Israeli army campaign is taking social media by storm. The unstated aim of what is known as the “#Untie_Our_Hands” initiative is the desire to kill, with no accountability, more Palestinian protesters at the Gaza fence. The campaign ... More >>

On Propaganda and Failed Narratives

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 9:00 am | Ramzy Baroud

For twenty years, two dominant narratives have shaped our view of the illegal US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, and neither one of these narratives would readily accept the use of such terms as ‘illegal’, ‘invasion’ and ‘occupation.’ More >>

Stadio Olimpico: Can Sports Heal The World?

Monday, 30 August 2021, 5:57 am | Ramzy Baroud

Amid chaotic politics and anti-immigrant and refugee sentiments, Stadio Olimpico in Rome seemed like an oasis of social and cultural harmony. AS Roma and Raja Casablanca fans gathered in their thousands on a hot Saturday evening to cheer for their teams ... More >>

On Jenin and Israel’s Fear of an Armed Palestinian Rebellion

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 9:29 am | Ramzy Baroud

The killing of four young Palestinians by Israeli occupation soldiers in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank, on August 16, is a consequential event, the repercussions of which are sure to be felt in the coming weeks and months. More >>

Palestine’s Africa Dichotomy: Is Israel Really ‘Winning’ Africa?

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 6:17 am | Ramzy Baroud

The decision by the African Union Commission, on July 22, to grant Israel observer status membership in the AU was the culmination of years of relentless Israeli efforts aimed at co-opting Africa’s largest political institution. Why is Israel so keen ... More >>

The Quiet Rebellion: Why US Jews Turning Against Israel Is Good For Palestinians

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 6:33 am | Ramzy Baroud

A unique but critical conversation on Israel and Palestine is taking place outside the traditional discourse of Israeli colonialism and the Palestinian quest for liberation. It is an awkward and difficult - but overdue - discussion concerning American Jews’ ... More >>

Greed And Consumption: Why The World Is Burning

Saturday, 14 August 2021, 1:22 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Rome is scorching hot. This beautiful city is becoming unbearable for other reasons, too. Though every corner of the beaming metropolis is a monument to historical grandeur, from the Colosseum in Rione Monti to the Basilica of Saint John Lateran in San Giovanni, ... More >>

The Murder Of The ‘Menacing’ Water Technician: On The Shadow Wars In The West Bank

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 6:11 am | Ramzy Baroud

There is an ongoing, but hidden, Israeli war on the Palestinians which is rarely highlighted or even known. It is a water war, which has been in the making for decades. On July 26 and 27, two separate but intrinsically linked events took place in the ... More >>

US Foreign Policy Adrift: Why Washington No Longer Calling The Shots

Monday, 9 August 2021, 5:50 am | Ramzy Baroud

Jonah Goldberg and Michael Ledeen have much in common. They are both writers and also cheerleaders for military interventions and, often, for frivolous wars. Writing in the conservative rag, The National Review, months before the US invasion of Iraq ... More >>

The Politics Of Cheering And Booing: On Palestine, Solidarity And The Tokyo Olympics

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 6:54 am | Ramzy Baroud

When the Palestinian Olympic delegation of five athletes - adorned in traditional Palestinian attire and carrying the Palestinian flag - crossed into the Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium during the inauguration ceremony on July 23, I was overcome with ... More >>

‘New Form’ Of Ice Cream ‘Terrorism’: How Ben & Jerry’s Has Exposed Israel’s Anti-BDS Strategy

Friday, 30 July 2021, 6:23 am | Ramzy Baroud

Ben & Jerry’s decision to suspend its operations in the occupied Palestinian West Bank is an event that is proving critical to Palestinian efforts, which ultimately aim at holding Israel accountable for its military occupation, apartheid and war ... More >>