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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 >>

Elitism Is Not The Answer To Populism: On ‘Anti-Vaxxers’ And Mistrust In Government

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 6:21 am | Ramzy Baroud

While “anti-vaxxers” continue to clash with police in various European cities, a whole media discourse has been formulated around the political leanings of these angry crowds, describing them in matter-of-fact terms as conspiracy theorists, populists ... More >>

We Do Exist: Why The Palestinian Voice Should Take Center Stage

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 7:37 am | Ramzy Baroud

At a recent New York event, the President of the Foreign Press Association Ian Williams declared, before an approving audience, that it is time “to reclaim the narrative on Palestine”. This phrase - ‘reclaiming the narrative’ - is relatively new ... More >>

Raids, Arrests And Death Threats: Israel’s Strategy Of Silencing Human Rights Defenders

Monday, 22 November 2021, 8:42 am | Ramzy Baroud

On October 21, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced the issuance of a military order designating six prominent Palestinian human rights groups as ‘terrorist organizations’. Gantz claimed that they are secretly linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation ... More >>

From Pegasus To Blue Wolf: How Israel’s ‘Security’ Experiment In Palestine Became Global

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 7:41 am | Ramzy Baroud

The revelation, a few years ago, that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been conducting mass surveillance on millions of Americans has reignited the conversation on governments' misconduct and their violation of human rights and privacy laws. ... More >>

The People Vs. COP26: Time For Politicians, Billionaires To Listen

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 5:56 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Of all the speeches and political grandstanding at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), the words of Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, were the most profound and least hypocritical. Lopez Obrador raged ... More >>

Bill Gates Should Know Better: How The Israeli Occupation Ravages The Environment In Palestine

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 9:21 am | Ramzy Baroud

Those who are not familiar with how Israel, particularly the Israeli military occupation of Palestine, is actively and irreversibly damaging the environment might reach the erroneous conclusion that Tel Aviv is at the forefront of the global fight against ... More >>

Words Without Action: The West’s Role In Israel’s Illegal Settlement Expansion

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 9:54 am | Ramzy Baroud

The international uproar in response to Israel’s approval of a massive expansion of its illegal settlement enterprise in the occupied Palestinian West Bank may give the impression that such a reaction could, in theory, force Israel to abandon its ... More >>

The West’s China Complex: Beijing As The Enemy And The Savior

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 7:06 am | Ramzy Baroud

“Could China’s economy collapse?” was the title of an October 15 article published by QUARTZ magazine. The article makes an ominous case of a Chinese economic crash and its impact on China’s and global economies. This is one of numerous reports ... More >>

Jerusalem’s ‘Liveliest Parties’: Has Biden Proved Different From Trump On Palestine?

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 9:58 am | Ramzy Baroud

When Joe Biden was declared the winner in the US elections last November, expectations in Ramallah were high. A Biden Administration, compared to the brazenly pro-Israel Trump Administration, would surely be much fairer to Palestinians, was the conventional ... More >>

Political Islam And Democracy Crisis In North Africa

Monday, 25 October 2021, 7:23 am | Ramzy Baroud

When the news circulated that Morocco's leading political group, the Development and Justice Party (PJD), has been trounced in the latest elections , held in September, official media mouthpieces in Egypt celebrated the news as if the PJD's defeat was, ... More >>