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Ramzy Baroud
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Ramzy Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author and the editor of PalestineChronicle.com. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Exeter, UK. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story (Pluto Press, London).

Why Israeli Officials are Chuckling: The ‘Stable’ West Bank Dilemma

Why Israeli Officials are Chuckling: The ‘Stable’ West Bank Dilemma

The PA mission is not to liberate Palestine, but to ensure the subservience of the Palestinians while Israel carries on with a colonial project. …

New American Reality: An Empire beyond Salvation

New American Reality: An Empire beyond Salvation

The neo-cons’ drunkenness with military power led to costly wars that have overwhelmed the American empire beyond salvation.…

Kerry’s Looming Deadline and the Peace Process Industry

Kerry’s Looming Deadline and the Peace Process Industry

Ultimately, the Americans are keen on maintaining the peace process charade.…

Mahmoud Abbas vs Mohammed Dahlan: The Showdown Begins

Mahmoud Abbas vs Mohammed Dahlan: The Showdown Begins

Fatah supporters who are neither loyal to Mahmoud Abbas nor Mohammed Dahlan know that there movement must fight for and reclaim its revolutionary identity.…

A Kuffiya for Tony Benn: The British Warrior Who ‘Matured with Age’

A Kuffiya for Tony Benn: The British Warrior Who ‘Matured with Age’

The next time there is a rally for Palestine, there ought to be an empty chair with a Palestinian Kuffiya, and the name of Tony Benn.…

Al-Aqsa vs. Israel: The Lurking Danger Beneath

Al-Aqsa vs. Israel: The Lurking Danger Beneath

Something sinister is brewing around and below al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.…

Tears of Yarmouk: The Palestinian Lesson that Every Syrian Should Know

Tears of Yarmouk: The Palestinian Lesson that Every Syrian Should Know

The siege of Yarmouk will be remembered by historians along such infamous memories like that of Deir Yassin, Sabra and Shatilla, Jenin and Gaza.…

Omar and the Checkpoint: The Essential Story that is Rarely Told

Omar and the Checkpoint: The Essential Story that is Rarely Told

Omar is a 7-year-old boy from Gaza. His family managed to obtain the necessary permits that allowed him to cross the Erez checkpoint to Jerusalem, through the West Bank, in…

The Libyan Bedlam: General Hifter, the CIA and the Unfinished Coup

The Libyan Bedlam: General Hifter, the CIA and the Unfinished Coup

On Friday, February 14, ninety-two prisoners escaped from their prison in the Libyan town of Zliten. Nineteen of them were eventually recaptured, two of whom were wounded in clashes with…

Preserving the Abu Ghraib Culture: The Harrowing Abuse of Iraqi Women

Preserving the Abu Ghraib Culture: The Harrowing Abuse of Iraqi Women

“When they first put the electricity on me, I gasped; my body went rigid and the bag came off my head,” Israa Salah, a detained Iraqi woman told Human Rights…

Iraq Near Implosion: The ‘Bad Years’ Are Back

Iraq Near Implosion: The ‘Bad Years’ Are Back

Iraq’s ‘bad years’ seem to be making a comeback. This time the US has little leverage over Iraq to control the events from afar. …

Ten Principles to Guide the Young Activist

Ten Principles to Guide the Young Activist

In a recent radio interview with a National Public Radio affiliate in Juneau, Alaska, I was asked if I had advice for a 16-year-old Palestinian student, Haitham. He had just…

US-Israeli Strange but ‘Stable’ Alliance: US Senate Awaits Israeli Instructions

US-Israeli Strange but ‘Stable’ Alliance: US Senate Awaits Israeli Instructions

Israel is often viewed by Washington politicians as the most ‘stable’ ally in the Middle East. But stability from the American perspective can mean many things. Lead amongst them is…

On War Criminals and Heroes: The Whitewashing of Ariel Sharon

On War Criminals and Heroes: The Whitewashing of Ariel Sharon

The morally bankrupt US corporate media eulogize Ariel Sharon as a hero when the truth is he was a war criminal.…

How We Disowned Palestinian Refugees in Syria

A worst case scenario is unfolding in Syria, and Palestinian refugees, particularly in the Yarmouk refugee camp, are paying a heavy price for Syria’s cruelest war. …

2014: Failure of Palestinian Authority; BDS Success to Continue

2014: Failure of Palestinian Authority; BDS Success to Continue

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is an unsuccessful leader, to say the least. But a much harsher judgment can arguably be made. …

2013: Assessing the Conflict in Syria and Egypt – The War Continues

2013 has expectedly been a terrible year for several Arab nations. It has been terrible because the promise of greater freedoms and political reforms has been reversed, most violently in…

BDS Campaign: Permanent Address for Palestinian Solidarity

BDS Campaign: Permanent Address for Palestinian Solidarity

The intellectual dishonesty of Israel’s supporters is appalling. But in some odd way, it is also understandable. How else could they respond to the massively growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions…

From the Middle East to Lausanne: Arabic Thoughts amidst the Alps

Gaza, despite its impossible reality and overwhelming hardship, is the closest place to what I would call home.…

Impossible Dialogue: The Choice in Yemen

Impossible Dialogue: The Choice in Yemen

Chances are dim that elections will be held in Yemen next February. Yet without elections, the push for reforms and change that were inspired by the Yemeni revolution would become…

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