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Ramzy Baroud
Stories written by Ramzy Baroud
Ramzy Baroud is a PhD scholar in People’s History at the University of Exeter. He is the Managing Editor of Middle East Eye. He is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author and the founder of PalestineChronicle.com. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story (Pluto Press, London).

The Missing Context: ‘Islamic State’ Sectarianism is Not Coincidental

While the US can inflict much damage on IS, they will ultimately exasperate the sectarian tension that will spill over to other Middle Eastern states.…

The Token Palestinian and Authentic Narrative: Nothing About Us Without Us

The Token Palestinian and Authentic Narrative: Nothing About Us Without Us

Palestinians are largely excluded from shaping their own discourse, or are used as convenient fodder in someone else’s. …

What If the ‘Islamic State’ Didn’t Exist?

What If the ‘Islamic State’ Didn’t Exist?

If the so-called Islamic State didn’t exist, many in the region would be keen on creating one.…

Nakhwa without Borders: Gaza and the End of ‘Arab Gallantry’

Nakhwa without Borders: Gaza and the End of ‘Arab Gallantry’

What is one to make of “Arab gallantry” during and after Israel’s most brutal war on Gaza?…

Convenient Genocide: Another Failed War to Re-Arrange the Middle East

Convenient Genocide: Another Failed War to Re-Arrange the Middle East

As far as the US is concerned, the only real genocide is the one that serves the interests of the west by offering an opportunity for military intervention.…

Losing the Plot: Netanyahu to Face New Gaza Reality

Losing the Plot: Netanyahu to Face New Gaza Reality

Netanyahu’s war-turned-genocide backfired beyond anyone’s expectations. He helped resurrect the very movement he tried to crush. …

Winners and Losers in Gaza: On Victory and False Victory

Winners and Losers in Gaza: On Victory and False Victory

How can we explain Netanyahu’s triumphant statement on 28 August and the massive celebrations on the streets of Gaza regarding the ‘victory’ over Israel?…

Fearing Political Islam: Why Arabs Betrayed Gaza

Fearing Political Islam: Why Arabs Betrayed Gaza

An alliance of sorts was founded between several Arab countries and Israel to ensure the demise of the resistance in Gaza.…

Things Cannot Stay the Same after Israeli Genocide in Gaza

Things Cannot Stay the Same after Israeli Genocide in Gaza

Those who facilitate the Israeli occupation and sustain its war machine are partakers in the war crimes committed daily in Gaza and the rest of Palestine.…

Hashtag Genocide: Why Gaza Fought Back

Hashtag Genocide: Why Gaza Fought Back

Israel’s so-called Protective Edge is the final proof of Israel’s unabashed face, that of genocide.…

On Heroes and Preachers: Gaza’s New Resistance Paradigm

On Heroes and Preachers: Gaza’s New Resistance Paradigm

Palestine has its own heroes, resisters, women and men who are engraving a legend of their own in Gaza and the rest of Palestine.…

Recruiting to Kill – It Is Not Just an Israeli War on Gaza

Recruiting to Kill – It Is Not Just an Israeli War on Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not the only leader culpable of Gaza’s bloodbath; others in western capitals should also be held to account. …

Gaza’s Resistance Will Not be Crushed

Gaza’s Resistance Will Not be Crushed

Palestinians in Gaza are united with a common threat: their resistance, which, despite impossible odds seems likely to intensify.…

Ravaging Gaza: The War Netanyahu Cannot Possibly Win

Ravaging Gaza: The War Netanyahu Cannot Possibly Win

A true Palestinian unity culminating in a massive popular Intifada is the kind of war Netanyahu cannot possibly win. …

Obama’s Failure and Richard Perle’s Whitewashing of the Iraq War

Obama’s Failure and Richard Perle’s Whitewashing of the Iraq War

As Iraq stands on the verge of a complete breakdown, former leading neoconservative and Iraq war advocate Richard Perle made a sudden reappearance.…

On Ramadan, Socialism and the Neighbor’s Beat up Car

On Ramadan, Socialism and the Neighbor’s Beat up Car

Ramadan always takes me back to the refugee camp in Gaza, no matter where I am in the world.…

Reverting to the Ummah: Who is the ‘Angry Muslim’ and Why

Reverting to the Ummah: Who is the ‘Angry Muslim’ and Why

The Ummah and Caliphate is an escape to history, from poverty, alienation, oppression and foreign occupations. …

Sectarian Monster Reawakened: Redrawing the Map of Iraq, Again

Sectarian Monster Reawakened: Redrawing the Map of Iraq, Again

When Bush led his war on Iraq in order to fight al-Qaeda, the group simply didn’t exist in that country; the war however, brought al-Qaeda to Iraq.…

Reporting the Middle East: Please Go Back to the Streets

Reporting the Middle East: Please Go Back to the Streets

Now that sham democratic elections are bringing dictators back to power and intellectuals proven no more than lackeys, it is time to go back to the streets.…

Libya: Haftar Leads A Coup

Libya: Haftar Leads A Coup

Haftar has been pursuing a similar media discourse to that of Egypt’s Sisi, who seized power after overthrowing the democratically elected government.…

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