Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud is a journalist and the Editor of the Palestine Chronicle. He is the author of five books including: "These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons" (2019), "My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story" (2010) and "The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle" (2006). Dr. Baroud is a Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA), Istanbul Zaim University (IZU). His website is www.ramzybaroud.net

 

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Palestinians and anti-zionist Orthodox Jews protest against Israeli annexation plan on July 3, 2020 in North Bergen Township, New Jersey. Views
Saturday, May 01, 2021
Bottom-up Politics: Grassroots Activism Behind Pro-Palestine Shift in the US
At a recent virtual J Street Conference, US Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren broke yet another political taboo when they expressed willingness to leverage US military aid as a way to pressure Israel to respect Palestinian human rights. Sanders believes that the US “must be willing to bring...
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Government supporters are waving Venezuelan flags in a protest against the announcement of new US sanctions against the Venezuelan airline Conviasa.(Photo by Pedro Rances Mattey/picture alliance via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The Ongoing Calamity: US Collective Punishment of the Venezuelan People Must End
Recent statements made by US officials suggest that Washington will continue to pursue a hardline policy on Venezuela. The new Biden Administration, however, needs to urgently rethink its approach. US State Department spokesperson, Ned Price, remarked on February 3 that he "certainly" does not "...
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Protesters march in front of the White House to call for the closure of Guantánamo Bay military prison. (Photo: Greg Foster/flickr/cc) Views
Monday, March 08, 2021
'Is This Who We Are?': Gitmo is America’s Enduring Shame
"That's certainly our goal and our intention." This was the non-committal answer given by White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, when, on February 12, she was asked by a reporter whether the new Joe Biden Administration intends to shut down the notorious Guantánamo Bay Prison by the end of the...
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A protester holds a portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on February 8, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Monday, March 01, 2021
Coup Leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi Betrayed Democracy in Burma
What is taking place in Burma right now is a military coup. There can be no other description for such an unwarranted action as the dismissal of the government by military decree and the imposition of Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, as an unelected ruler. However, despite the...
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Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international activists, demonstrate on 8 January, 2021, a week after Israeli troops shot a Palestinian man in the neck in the rural village of Al-Rakiz near the West Bank city of Hebron. Harun Abu Aram, 24, was initially listed in critical condition on life support in a nearby Palestinian hospital, which subsequently reported that he was paralyzed by the gunshot. Eyewitnesses reported that Abu Aram tried to prevent Israeli soldiers from taking a generator from one o Views
Friday, January 29, 2021
B'Tselem's Historic Declaration: Israel's Open War on Its Own Civil Society
“A Regime of Jewish Supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is Apartheid,” was the title of a January 12 report by the Israeli rights group B’Tselem. No matter how one is to interpret B’Tselem’s findings, the report is earth-shattering. The official Israeli response merely...
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Trump's insurrectionists attack police while trying to storm the Capitol building on January 6, 2021. The rioters broke windows and used metal bars, flag poles and bear spray as well against the police Views
Sunday, January 24, 2021
The ‘Insurrection’ and Its Discontents: ‘American Exceptionalism’ Revisited
History is being written in the United States today. Even the most pessimistic about the prospects of American democracy have rarely ventured out this far while offering a bleak analysis of America’s future, whether in terms of political polarization at home or global standing abroad. As shocking...
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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush, and Vice President Dick Cheney. (Photo: via PRI) Views
Monday, January 18, 2021
By 'Force and Fraud': Is This the End of the US Democracy Doctrine?
In an interview with the British newspaper, The Times , in 2015, former US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, vehemently denied that exporting democracy to Iraq was the main motive behind the US invasion of that Arab country 12 years earlier. Rumsfeld further alleged that “the idea that we could...
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Palestinian girls wearing protective masks attend a graduation ceremony from the Police Academy amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Gaza City on May 7, 2020. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Covid-19 Under Apartheid: How Israel Manipulates Suffering of Palestinians
Israel’s decision to exclude Palestinians from its COVID-19 vaccination campaign may have surprised many. Even by Israel’s poor humanitarian standards, denying Palestinians access to life-saving medication seems extremely callous. Amnesty International, among many organizations, condemned the...
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American generosity has long been attributed to the unmatched influence of pro-Israeli groups, lead among them American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). (Photo: AIPAC/PRE-COVID) Views
Thursday, December 31, 2020
The US Money Tree: The Untold Story of American Aid to Israel
On December 21, the United States Congress passed the COVID-19 Relief Package, as part of a larger $2.3 trillion bill meant to cover spending for the rest of the fiscal year. As usual, US representatives allocated a massive sum of money for Israel. While unemployment, thus poverty, in the US is...
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Schoolchildren receive face masks in classroom from the director at a primary school in popular district of Attecoube in Abidjan, Africa on May 25, 2020. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Friday, December 18, 2020
The Great Divider: Covid-19 Reflects Global Racism, Not Equality
The notion that the COVID-19 pandemic was ‘the great equalizer’ should be dead and buried by now. If anything, the lethal disease is another terrible reminder of the deep divisions and inequalities in our societies. That said, the treatment of the disease should not be a repeat of the same shameful...
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