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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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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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
The Prisoners’ Revolt: The Real Reasons behind the Palestinian Hunger Strike
Gaza is the world’s largest open air prison . The West Bank is a prison, too, segmented into various wards, known as areas A, B and C. In fact, all Palestinians are subjected to varied degrees of military restrictions. At some level, they are all prisoners. East Jerusalem is cut off from the West...
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Friday, March 03, 2017
Descendants of Slaves, Forerunners of Justice: American Muslims Must Stop Apologizing
I had recently been asked to give a talk about “being an American Muslim in the United States.” Although wary of the uses and abuses of the term, I obliged. Islam is a religion propelled by values, not race nor, theoretically, by blind tribal allegiances, I explained. The 'American Muslim' identity...
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Friday, February 24, 2017
The Trump-Netanyahu Circus: Now, No One Can Save Israel from Itself
The President of the United States can hardly be taken seriously, saying much but doing little. His words, often offensive, carry no substance, and it is impossible to summarize his complex political outlook about important issues. This is precisely the type of American presidency that Israeli...
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Farewell to Doublespeak: Israel’s Vision for the Future is Terrifying
Empirical historical evidence combined with a little common-sense are enough to tell us the type of future options that Israel has in store for the Palestinian people: perpetual Apartheid or ethnic cleansing, or a mix of both. The passing of the ' Regularization Bill ' on February 6 is all we need...
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Thursday, February 02, 2017
In the Middle East and Beyond, Trump’s Election Promises Will Haunt Him
US President Donald Trump promises to be pro-Israel in every aspect. ‘I'm the best thing that could ever happen to Israel,’ he boasted at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Presidential Forum in Washington DC, in December, 2015. For a brief moment, Trump appeared as if rethinking his unconditional...
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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
A Blessing in Disguise? It Won't Be His Intention, But Trump Presidency May be Better for Palestine
Israel is dizzy. January 20th has been like another Christmas Day and Donald Trump is jolly old Santa Claus bearing gifts. The writing is already on the wall as President-elect Trump has appointed an extremist, David Friedman , as the next US Ambassador to Israel who intends to relocate the US...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Navigating War: Has the War in Syria Also Destroyed Journalism?
When a veteran war reporter like Robert Fisk constructs his argument regarding the siege of Aleppo based on 'watching' video footage, then one can truly comprehend the near impossibility of adequate media coverage on the war in Syria. In a recent article in the British Independent , Fisk reflects...
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Friday, October 21, 2016
The Many "Truths" on Syria: How Our Rivalry Has Destroyed a Country
"The United States has the power to decree the death of nations," wrote Stephen Kinzer in the Boston Globe. Kinzer's article was entitled: " The media are misleading the public on Syria ." In his piece, the scholar at a Brown University Institute contested that his country's media misinformation on...
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