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The Next Step In Palestine’s Anti-Apartheid Struggle Is The Most Difficult

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 3:14 pm | Ramzy Baroud

When Nelson Mandela was freed from his Robben Island prison on February 11, 1991, my family, friends and neighbors followed the event with keen interest as they gathered in the living room of my old home in the Nuseirat Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip. ... More >>

Biden’s Real Challenge Is Not Russia Or China, But Poverty In America

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 6:49 am | Ramzy Baroud

Mainstream US media continues to celebrate the supposed strength of the US economy. Almost daily, headlines speak of hopeful numbers, sustainable growth, positive trends and constant gains. The reality on the ground, however, tells of something entirely ... More >>

Africa Must Not Abandon Palestine By Granting Israel Observer Status

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 1:05 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The current split in the African Union (AU) over Israel’s Observer membership status is emblematic of a larger conflict that could potentially split the African continent’s largest political institutions. Africa is currently facing one of its ... More >>

Cuba, Venezuela And Nicaragua: The US-Russia Conflict Enters A New Phase

Friday, 11 February 2022, 7:29 am | Ramzy Baroud

As soon as Moscow received an American response to its security demands in Ukraine, it answered indirectly by announcing greater military integration between it and three South American countries, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba. Washington's response, ... More >>

From Tantura To Naqab: Israel’s Long Hidden Truths Are Finally Revealed

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 2:12 pm | Ramzy Baroud

A succession of events in recent weeks all point to the inescapable fact that nearly 75 years of Israel’s painstaking efforts aimed at hiding the truth about its origins and its current racially-driven apartheid regime are failing miserably. The world ... More >>

Instead Of Freeing Palestinian Prisoners, New Scheme Aims At Punishing Their Families

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 1:11 pm | Ramzy Baroud

A scheme is underway to withhold or to reduce payments made by the Palestinian Authority to the families of Palestinian prisoners. According to Israeli media, the Biden Administration has requested that the PA entirely overhauls its support system of Palestinian prisoners. ... More >>

Israel’s Hasbara In Sheikh Jarrah: On Gilad Erdan’s ‘Terrorist’ Rock And Faulty Logic

Monday, 31 January 2022, 8:58 am | Ramzy Baroud

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, is leading his country’s anti-Palestinian propaganda, this time engaging in pre-emptive hasbara in anticipation of a Palestinian response to the ongoing evictions in the East Jerusalem neighborhood ... More >>

US Doesn’t Care For China’s Muslims: Boycotting The Olympics Is About Global Competition

Friday, 28 January 2022, 1:26 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games may go down in history as the official start of the cold war between the US, a handful of its allies and China. The American strategy, however, of using boycotts to pressure ... More >>

Morality Cannot Be Divided: How Netanyahu’s Corruption Has Exposed Israel’s ‘Democracy’

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 7:31 am | Ramzy Baroud

Former Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his prosecutors are reportedly finalizing the details of a plea deal that would practically water down, shelve, or drop altogether all three major corruption cases that have led to his high-profile ... More >>

How Israel’s ‘Facebook Law’ Plans To Control All Palestinian Content Online

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 8:01 am | Ramzy Baroud

It is ironic that even former right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, had rejected a Knesset (Israeli Parliament) bill which proposed to give the government greater power to control and suppress online content. This was in 2016, and the bill ... More >>

How Israel’s ‘Facebook Law’ Plans To Control All Palestinian Content Online

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 8:00 am | Ramzy Baroud

It is ironic that even former right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, had rejected a Knesset (Israeli Parliament) bill which proposed to give the government greater power to control and suppress online content. This was in 2016, and the bill ... More >>

In South Africa As In Palestine: Why We Must Protect The Legacy Of Desmond Tutu

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 8:06 am | Ramzy Baroud

Long before intersectionality became a prevailing concept which helped delineate the relationship between various marginalized and oppressed groups, late South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu said it all in a few words and in a most inimitable style. ... More >>

Coming This 2022: Refugees, Democracy And Human Rights

Monday, 10 January 2022, 9:04 am | Ramzy Baroud

Although 2021 is now behind us, there are many issues that will linger for a while, or much longer, and will certainly dominate much of the news in 2022, as well. These are but a few of the issues. NATO-Russian Brinkmanship Exasperated with NATO expansion ... More >>

As Israel Plots Endgame In Occupied Golan, Bennett Must Remember Lessons Of The Past

Friday, 7 January 2022, 7:36 am | Ramzy Baroud

With Syria still embroiled in its own war, Israel has been actively rewriting the rule book regarding its conduct in this Arab country. Gone are the days of a potential return of the illegally occupied Golan Heights to Syrian sovereignty in exchange ... More >>

Denying The Inevitable: Why The West Refuses To Accept China’s Superpower Status

Wednesday, 5 January 2022, 5:54 pm | Ramzy Baroud

An article by Gideon Rachman in the Financial Times last July is a prime example of western intelligentsia’s limited understanding of China’s unhindered rise as a superpower. “Becoming a superpower is a complicated business. It poses a series ... More >>

The Combating Islamophobia Act: On Hate Crimes And ‘Irrational Fears’

Friday, 24 December 2021, 11:06 am | Ramzy Baroud

The result of a vote, on December 14, in the US House of Representatives regarding the combating of Islamophobia, may, possibly, appear to be a positive sign of change, that Washington is finally confronting this socio-political evil. However, conclusions ... More >>

‘Previously Unknown Massacres’: Why Is Israel Allowed To Own Palestinian History?

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 11:19 am | Ramzy Baroud

Haaretz’s investigative report - ‘Classified Docs Reveal Massacres of Palestinians in '48 – and What Israeli Leaders Knew’ - is a must-read. It should be particularly read by any person who considers himself a ‘Zionist’ and also by people who, ... More >>

The Omicron Shame: Why Is The World Punishing Instead Of Helping Africa?

Monday, 13 December 2021, 8:03 am | Ramzy Baroud

The decision by several governments across the globe to institute travel bans on seven African countries, starting on November 27, due to the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, was perceived to be hasty in the eyes of some and fully justifiable ... More >>

On ‘Gassing The Arabs’ And Other Diseases: Is Israel A ‘Sick Society’?

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 9:06 am | Ramzy Baroud

For whatever reason, some mistakenly perceive the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, as liberal, progressive and even ‘pro-Palestinian’. Of course, none of this is true. This misconstrued depiction of an essentially Zionist and anti-Palestinian newspaper ... More >>

Belgium Is On The Right Track, But Europe Has Failed Palestine

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 9:34 am | Ramzy Baroud

The Belgian government’s decision on November 25 to label products made in illegal Israeli Jewish settlements is welcome, although it will ultimately prove ineffectual. Belgium has historically shown solidarity with Palestine if compared to other European ... More >>