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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"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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"The army and Jewish settlers have become so emboldened to the extent that they execute Palestinians in cold blood with little or no consequence." (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Beating the US ‘Veto’: Palestinians Need Urgent Protection From Israel
What is taking place in Palestine is not a 'conflict'. We readily utilize the term but, in fact, the word 'conflict' is misleading. It equates between oppressed Palestinians and Israel, a military power that stands in violation of numerous United Nations Resolutions. It is these ambiguous...
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"Gaza is an 'Occupied Territory' by name only, without any of the humanitarian rules applied." (Photo: Getty) Views
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
The Colonization of Palestine: Rethinking The Term ‘Israeli Occupation’
June 5, 2018 marks the 51 st anniversary of the Israeli Occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. But, unlike the massive popular mobilization that preceded the anniversary of the Nakba – the catastrophic destruction of Palestine in 1948 – on May 15, the anniversary of the Occupation is...
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"70 years later, my people are still refugees." (Photo: Che Erasmus Nche / Eras Media Productions via BDS South Africa) Views
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
My Home is Beit Daras: Our Lingering Nakba
When Google Earth was initially released in 2001, I immediately rushed to locate a village that no longer exists on a map, which now delineates a whole different reality. Although I was born and raised in a Gaza refugee camp, and then moved to and lived in the United States, finding a village that...
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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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