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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 >>

The Cultural Genocide In Palestine: On Sally Rooney’s Decision To Boycott Israel

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 7:05 am | Ramzy Baroud

The pro-Israel crowd on social media was quick to pounce on award-winning Irish novelist, Sally Rooney, as soon as she declared that she had “chosen not to sell … translation rights of her best-selling novel, ‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’ ... More >>

Empty Gestures Or Substantive Change? On The Nobel Prize In Literature And Its Discontents

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 7:12 am | Ramzy Baroud

The fact that Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature is welcome news, especially as the Swedish Academy is historically known for lacking in diversity, as if intellectual creativity is largely confined ... More >>

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 >>