Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud (www.ramzybaroud.net) is an author and editor of PalestineChronicle.com. His work has been published in many newspapers, journals and anthologies around the world. His is the author of The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle (Pluto Press, London). His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story (Pluto Press, London).

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Netanyahu and his future government coalition of like-minded extremists are now armed with an unmistakably popular mandate to fulfill all of their electoral promises, including the annexation of the West Bank. (Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty Images) Views
Thursday, April 18, 2019
War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We
So, what have we learned from the Israeli legislative elections on April 9? A whole lot. To start with, don’t let such references as the “tight race” between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, fool you. Yes, Israelis are divided on some issues that are...
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The March of Return is the latest manifestation of the ongoing Palestinian resistance. (Photo: AFP) Views
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
‘The Essence of Being Palestinian’: What the Great March of Return is Really About
The aims of the Great March of Return protests, which began in Gaza on March 30, 2018 are to put an end to the suffocating Israeli siege and implementing the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees who were expelled from their homes and towns in historic Palestine 70 years earlier. But there is...
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All other foot soldiers of racism and hate will continue to fail because tragedy often unites us. (Photo: Screen shot / YouTube) Views
Thursday, March 28, 2019
On My Visit to New Zealand: Can Christchurch Heal Our Collective Wounds?
I visited the city of Christchurch on May 23, 2018, as part of a larger speaking tour in New Zealand that also took me to Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Dunedin. New Zealand is an exceptional country, different from other countries that are often lumped under the generalized designation of the...
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The relationship between Venezuela and Palestine has been particularly strong under the presidencies of late Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez and current president Maduro.(Photo: Screenshot) Views
Monday, February 04, 2019
Gaza Rallies for Caracas: On the West’s Dangerous Game in Venezuela
Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of besieged Gaza to show their support of the democratically-elected government of Venezuela and it’s legitimate leader, President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela is struggling to defeat a coup attempt that is supported by the United States, Israel and many...
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
When Bolsonaro and Netanyahu Are ‘Brothers’: Why Brazil Should Shun the Israeli Model
Newly-inaugurated Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, is set to be the arch-enemy of the environment and of indigenous and disadvantaged communities in his country. He also promises to be a friend of like-minded, far-right leaders the world over. It is, therefore, not surprising to see a special...
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Netanyahu’s once stable coalition is hanging by a thread, with the support of only 61 members in the Knesset. (Photo: Ben Amos Gershom/Prime Minister of Israel) Views
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Netanyahu's Predicament: The Era of Easy Wars Is Over
When Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, ordered his army to carry out a limited operation in the besieged Gaza Strip on November 12, he certainly did not anticipate that his military adventure would destabilize his government and threaten the very survival of his right-wing coalition. But...
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The signing of the Oslo Accords in Washington, DC, Sept. 13, 1993. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons.) Views
Thursday, September 13, 2018
The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords
Yossi Beilin is back. This unrepentant Israeli 'peacemaker' is like the mythical phoenix, constantly resurrecting from its own ashes. In a recent article in Al-Monitor, Beilin wrote in support of the idea of a confederation between Israel and Palestine. A confederation "could prevent the need to...
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Years of relentless siege, interrupted by massive deadly Israeli wars, have propelled Gaza into a permanent humanitarian crisis. (Photo: Ma'an News Agency) Views
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
What Lies Beneath: The US-Israeli Plot to ‘Save’ Gaza
Israel wants to change the rules of the game entirely. With unconditional support from the Trump Administration, Tel Aviv sees a golden opportunity to redefine what has, for decades, constituted the legal and political foundation for the so-called ‘Palestinian-Israeli conflict.’ While US President...
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Boys stand near a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank. Views
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Jewish Nation-State Law: Why Israel Was Never a Democracy
The head of the Arab Joint List Alliance at the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), Aymen Odeh, described the passing of the racist Jewish Nation-state Law as "the death of our democracy." Did Odeh truly believe that, prior to this law, he had lived in a true democracy ? 70 years of Israeli Jewish...
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"The Syria war has resulted in a massive influx of refugees, most of whom are hosted by neighboring Middle Eastern countries, but many have sailed the sea to seek safety in Europe." (Photo: Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
End the Wars to Halt the Refugee Crisis
Europe is facing the most significant refugee crisis since World War II. All attempts at resolving the issue have failed, mostly because they have ignored the root causes of the problem. On June 11, Italy’s new Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, blocked the Aquarius rescue ship, carrying 629...
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