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).

Articles by this author

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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
"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...
Read more
"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...
Read more
"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...
Read more
"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...
Read more
"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...
Read more
 "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...
Read more

Pages