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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Israeli security forces stand by as Palestinian worshippers perform the first Friday prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan outside the closed-down Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem on April 24, 2020, amidst heightened security and social distancing measures due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Will the Coronavirus Change the World? We Must Be Very Careful How We Answer That Question
The prophecies are here and it is a foregone conclusion: the post-coronavirus world will look fundamentally different from anything that we have seen or experienced, at least since the end of World War II. Even before the ‘curve flattened’ in many countries that have experienced high death tolls—...
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Sunday, April 12, 2020
A Palestinian Guide to Surviving a Quarantine: On Faith, Humor, and 'Dutch Candy'
Call it a ‘quarantine’, a ‘shelter-in-place’, a ‘lockdown’ or a ‘curfew’, we Palestinians have experienced them all, though not at all voluntarily. Personally, the first 23 years of my life were lived in virtual ‘lockdown’. My father’s ‘quarantine’ was experienced much earlier, as did his father’s...
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How could Gaza hospitals possibly confront the Coronavirus epidemic when, in some cases, clean water is not even available in Gaza’s largest hospital, Al-Shifa? (Photo: UNRWA) Views
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
A Terrifying Scenario: Coronavirus in 'Quarantined' Gaza
What if the Coronavirus reaches the besieged Gaza Strip? While the question carries great urgency for all Palestinians living under Israel’s military occupation, the Gaza situation is particularly complex and extremely worrying. Nearly 50 countries have already reported cases of COVID-19 disease,...
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Israeli soldiers remove the body of Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, 21, who was shot and killed by an IDF soldier on March 24 in Hebron. (Photo: Wissam Hashlamon/Flash90) Views
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
In the Name of "Israel’s Security": Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Funding
Billions of US tax-payers’ money will continue to be funneled into Israel in the next fiscal year, and for many years in the foreseeable future. Republican and Democratic Senators have recently achieved just that, passing a bill aimed at providing Israel with $3.3 billion in annual aid. The Bill,...
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Hanna advocates unity among Palestinians and for the sake of Palestine. Views
Wednesday, January 01, 2020
Who is Archbishop Atallah Hanna, and Why Israel Hates Him
"They will run and not grow weary," is a quote from the Bible (Isaiah, 40:41) that adorns the homepage of Kairos Palestine . This important document, which parallels a similar initiative emanating from South Africa during the anti-apartheid struggle years, has come to represent the unified voice of...
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Not only did UN Resolution 2334 fail to hold Israel accountable, it, in some way, facilitated further Israeli expansion in the West Bank, paving the road for the annexation that will surely follow. (Photo: Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, December 19, 2019
From a Blessing to a Curse: How UN Resolution 2334 Accelerated Israel’s Colonization in the West Bank
Three years ago, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334 . With fourteen members voting in favor and one abstention, the Resolution was the equivalent of a political earthquake. Indeed, it was the first time in many years that Israel was roundly condemned by the international...
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All state-run media throughout the Arab world were stuffed with loyalists. (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images) Views
Monday, December 09, 2019
Money, Power and Turf: Winning the Middle East Media War at Any Cost
It is hardly surprising to see Middle Eastern countries at the bottom of the World Press Freedom Index , as the worst violators of freedom of the press. But equally alarming is the complete polarization of public opinion as a result of self-serving media and, bankrolled by rich Arab countries,...
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The reason that Netanyahu is still in power after all the setbacks and outright failures is the fact that his rivals are yet to mobilize the necessary votes and public support to oust him for good. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Monday, December 02, 2019
The Unfinished ‘Coup’: The End of Netanyahu’s Era and the Political Earthquake Ahead
This time, nothing seems to work. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has tried every trick in the book to save his political career and to avoid possible prison time. But for Israel’s longest-serving leader, the honeymoon is certainly almost over. It is an “attempted coup”, is how...
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Gantz (pictured above) had recently boasted about sending "parts of Gaza back to the Stone Age." (Photo: Amir Levy/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Netanyahu on Steroids: What a Gantz-led Government Means for Palestine
Experience has taught Palestinians not to pay heed to Israeli elections. But to every rule there is an exception. Although it is still true that no Israeli Zionist leader has ever been kind to the Palestinian people, the dynamics of the latest Israeli elections on September 17 are likely to affect...
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On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly a third of the Occupied West Bank. (Photo: Oren Ziv/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Apartheid Made Official: Deal of the Century Is a Ploy and Annexation Is the New Reality
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square...
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