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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"Oftentimes, the media works to distract from the issues altogether, as is the case in Britain today, where Israel’s image is rapidly deteriorating." (Photo: Che Erasmus Nche / Eras Media Productions via BDS South Africa) Views
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel is a Matter of Policy
The term 'media bias’ does not do justice to the western corporate media's relationship with Israel and Palestine. The relationship is, indeed, far more profound than mere partiality. It is not ignorance, either. It is a calculated and long-term campaign, aimed at guarding Israel and demonizing...
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 "This glimmer of attention may have provided Palestinians with an opportunity to elevate the injustice of the siege up the global political agenda, but is, sadly, of little consolation to the families of the dead." (Photo:  rpb1001/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Why Israel Feels Threatened by Popular Resistance in Palestine
Why did Israel kill many unarmed Gaza protesters and wound over 2,000 on Friday, March 30 and on the following days, when they clearly posed no threat to Israeli soldiers? Hundreds of Israeli soldiers, many of them snipers, were deployed to the deadly buffer zone that the Israeli army has created...
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"The Israeli soldier who shot Mohammed did not receive even a reprimand for shooting-to-kill an unarmed boy." (Photo: Joe Catron/flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Ahed’s Generation: Why the Youth in Palestine Must Break Free from Dual Oppression
As global voices continue to demand the freedom of 17-year-old teenage Palestinian girl, Ahed Tamimi, Israeli authorities have arrested nine additional members of her family. Those who were detained on February 26 include Ahed's 15-year-old cousin, Mohammed Tamimi. Israeli troops had shot Mohammed...
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"Whenever Israel is in the dock for whatever problem it has invited upon others or itself, it immediately fashions an Arab enemy to beat down, chastise and blame." (Photo: Oxfam International) Views
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Netanyahu’s Corruption: How Israeli Journalists Project Israel’s Crimes on to Palestinians
In an article published in Al-Monitor without a single verifiable citation, Israeli journalist, Shlomi Eldar, went to unprecedented lengths to divert attention from the corruption in his country. He spoke of Palestinian journalists - all speaking on condition of anonymity - who 'applauded' and '...
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"The US military push does not seem to be part of a comprehensive policy approach, either. It is as alarming as it is erratic, reflecting the US constant over-reliance on military solutions to all sorts of problems, including trade and political rivalries." (Photo: Reuters) Views
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Shadow Armies: The Unseen, But Real US War in Africa
There is a real - but largely concealed - war which is taking place throughout the African continent. It involves the United States, an invigorated Russia and a rising China. The outcome of the war is likely to define the future of the continent and its global outlook. It is easy to pin the blame...
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"While many in the international community were focused on what the American move would mean for the future of the region and the so-called peace process, few paid heed to the fact that the US and Israel had something far more consequential in mind." (Photo: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, January 05, 2018
Israel Step Closer to Making Jerusalem Jewish-Only City
The Israeli government is planning a series of measures aimed at fully denying Palestinians their legal rights in Jerusalem and precluding any future peace settlement based on sharing the city between Israel and a future Palestinian state. One of the most aggressive measures to date is a bill that...
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
‘Say the Word’: What the Rohingya Struggle is Really About
Pope Francis lost a historical opportunity to truly set his legacy apart from previous Popes. Alas, for him, too, political expediency trumped all else. In his visit to Burma (Myanmar) on November 27, he refrained from using the word 'Rohingya.' But what's in a name? In our frenzied attempts at...
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Current news reports of North Korea's supposed ability to kill "90% of all Americans" within one year is the kind of ignorance and fear-mongering that has dragged the US into multiple wars, costing the economy trillions of dollars, while continuing to make bad situations far worse. Views
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The Real Reason Behind Trump’s Angry Diplomacy in North Korea
To understand the United States’ stratagem in the Pacific, and against North Korea in particular, one has to understand the fundamental changes that are under way in that region. China's clout as an Asian superpower and as a global economic powerhouse has been growing at a rapid speed. The US’...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Israel vs. the United Nations: The Nikki Haley Doctrine
The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, seems to be championing a single cause: Israel. When Haley speaks about Israel, her language is not merely emotive nor tailored to fit the need of a specific occasion. Rather, her words are resolute, consistent and are matched by a...
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Monday, June 05, 2017
The Unwanted 'Bride': Can the 1967 War Offer Opportunity for Peace?
There is a saying that goes: “Be careful what you wish for, for you may get it.” This has been Israel’s dilemma from the very beginning. The Zionist movement, which held its first conference in Basel, Switzerland 120 years ago, wanted Palestine but not the Palestinians. They achieved this objective...
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