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Baroud – Al Jazeera Centre for Studies: No Good Options in North Korea

In a barrage of tweets from his New Jersey golf course, US President Donald Trump formulated his country’s foreign policy in the strangest way possible. Not only did he dismiss any possible diplomatic resolution to the nuclear standoff between the US and North Korea using social media, he publicly told his Secretary of State, Rex […]

What Is Behind the Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation?

What Is Behind the Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation?

By Ramzy Baroud Egypt’s enthusiasm to arbitrate between feuding Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, is not the outcome of a sudden awakening of conscience. Cairo has, in fact, played a destructive role in manipulating Palestinian division to its favor, while keeping the Rafah border crossing under lock and key. However, the Egyptian leadership is clearly […]

The Balfour Declaration Destroyed Palestine, Not the Palestinian People

The Balfour Declaration Destroyed Palestine, Not the Palestinian People

By Ramzy Baroud Some promises are made and kept; others disavowed. But the ‘promise’ made by Arthur James Balfour in what became known as the ‘Balfour Declaration’ to the leaders of the Zionist Jewish community in Britain one hundred years ago, was only honored in part: it established a state for the Jews and attempted […]

Endorsements and How to Pre-Order: The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story

Endorsements and How to Pre-Order: The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story

This is a history of modern Palestine like no other: built from the testimony of people who have lived through it. Ramzy Baroud here gathers accounts from countless Palestinians from all walks of life, and from throughout the decades, to tell the story of the nation and its struggle for independence and security. Challenging both […]

The Fight Ahead: 13 Questions about the Origins, Objectives and War on BDS

The Fight Ahead: 13 Questions about the Origins, Objectives and War on BDS

By Ramzy Baroud BDS stands for ‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’. The BDS Movement was the outcome of several events that shaped the Palestinian national struggle and international solidarity with the Palestinian people following the Second Uprising (Intifada) in 2000. Building on a decades-long tradition of civil disobedience and popular resistance, and invigorated by growing international […]

The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story

The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story

Now Available for Pre-orders: Product details Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Pluto Press (20 Feb. 2018) ISBN-10: 0745337996 ISBN-13: 978-0745337999 A fierce and strenuous challenge to the traditional approach to history in which Palestinians, mostly refugees, are the true protagonists. “This moving and perceptive book is a journey to the heart of the evils of occupation […]

Ramzy Baroud Announces the Launch of His New Book ‘The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story’

Ramzy Baroud Announces the Launch of His New Book ‘The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story’

Now Available for Pre-orders: A fierce and strenuous challenge to the traditional approach to history in which Palestinians, mostly refugees, are the true protagonists. “This moving and perceptive book is a journey to the heart of the evils of occupation and colonization suffered by the Palestinians on the ground. It allows the people themselves to […]

Ramzy Baroud (Translated): Big Dil, Demokraci e Dështuar dhe Durpi i Dotës në Mjanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi, “humanitaria e madhe”, ngjan ta ketë humbur integritetin teksa OKB-ja konfirmon më në fund se ajo çfarë po ngjet me muslimanët rohingia të Mjanmarit është spastrim etnik. Suu Kyi nuk ka patur madje kurajën morale për të thënë ca fjalë keqardhjeje për viktimat. Në vend të kësaj, ajo mund të thoshte […]

Ramzy Baroud (tradotto) – Il genocidio dei Rohingya: grandi compagnie petrolifere, democrazia fallita e falsi profeti

Aung San Suu Kyi ha svolto il suo ruolo come previsto, ottenendo l’appoggio della Destra e l’ammirazione della Sinistra. Per questo ha ottenuto il Premio Nobel per la Pace nel 1991: è entrata nel gruppo degli ‘Anziani’ ed è stata pubblicizzata da molti giornalisti e da vari governi come una figura eroica che si doveva […]

Spot the Difference: Trump and Obama, in Their Own Words

Spot the Difference: Trump and Obama, in Their Own Words

By Ramzy Baroud The nature of the rhetoric in Donald Trump’s first speech at the United Nations General Assembly was largely predictable. Even his bizarre threat to “totally destroy North Korea” was consistent with his overall style and previous warnings. But how different was his speech, if compared with the first and last UN speeches of President Barack Obama? A 19th […]

Ramzy Baroud (Translated): Η γενοκτονία των Rohingya: Πετρέλαιο, αποτυχημένη δημοκρατία και ψευδοπροφήτες

Ως ένα βαθμό η Aung San Suu Kyi είναι μια ψευδοπροφήτης. Η δύση την εκθείαζε για χρόνια, μετατράπηκε σε «δημοκρατικό ίνδαλμα» γιατί εναντιώθηκε στις ίδιες δυνάμεις στην χώρα της, την Βιρμανία, την ίδια περίοδο που η δυτική συμμαχία υπό τις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες απομόνωναν την Ρανγκούν για την συμμαχία της με τη Κίνα. Read more… Ως […]

Cover for Ramzy Baroud’s Forthcoming Book Released

Title: The Last Earth – A Palestinian Story Original language: English To be published by Pluto Press, UK, February 2018 Genre: narrative non fiction Last Earth is a non-fictional narrative of modern Palestinian history, a unique study of people’s history and exile that attempts to challenge both academic and popular takes on Palestinian history, regardless of who […]

Courting the Global South: Will Israel Become a UN Security Council Member?

Courting the Global South: Will Israel Become a UN Security Council Member?

By Ramzy Baroud There is a great irony in the fact that Israel is seeking a seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Since its establishment atop the ruins of Palestinian cities and villages in 1948, Israel has had the most precarious relationship with the world’s largest international body. It has desperately sought to […]

Ramzy Baroud & Yousef Aljamal – Al Jazeera: The 2014 War through the Eyes of Gaza’s Youth

There is a whole generation of Palestinians in Gaza that grew up knowing nothing but war and siege and have never seen the world beyond Gaza’s deadly borders. These are the voices of some of these young Gazans, who shared their tragic personal stories, hoping that the world would heed their calls for freedom and […]

Baroud su NenaNews (Traduzione): Tre anni dopo la guerra: parlano i giovani di Gaza

La guerra ha lasciato Gaza in rovina, in quanto più di 17.000 case sono state totalmente distrutte e migliaia di altre strutture, compresi ospedali, scuole e fabbriche sono state demolite o gravemente danneggiate. La guerra ha totalmente distrutto qualunque parvenza di attività economica avesse la Striscia di Gaza. Oggi l’80% di tutti i palestinesi di […]

The Genocide of the Rohingya: Big Oil, Failed Democracy and False Prophets

The Genocide of the Rohingya: Big Oil, Failed Democracy and False Prophets

By Ramzy Baroud To a certain extent, Aung San Suu Kyi is a false prophet. Glorified by the west for many years, she was made a ‘democracy icon’ because she opposed the same forces in her country, Burma, at the time that the US-led western coalition isolated Rangoon for its alliance with China. Aung San […]

Baroud in Arab News: Big oil, failed democracy and the world’s shame in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi, the “great humanitarian,” seems to have run out of integrity as the UN finally confirms that what is happening to the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar is ethnic cleansing. Suu Kyi has not even had the moral courage to utter a few words of sympathy for the victims. Instead, she could only […]

Ramzy Baroud en Monitor de Oriente – El terrorismo que viene: La historia del Daesh aún no ha terminado

La segunda mayor ciudad de Irak, Mosul, ha quedado reducida a escombros. Al fin ha sido conquistada, arrebatada de las manos del Daesh, después de meses de bombardeos despiadados por parte de la coalición de guerra estadounidense, y de una masiva guerra terrestre. Pero ‘victoria’ no es el término que podría asignarse a este momento. […]

Three Years after the War: Gaza Youth Speak Out

Three Years after the War: Gaza Youth Speak Out

By Ramzy Baroud “At bedtime, I am afraid to turn the lights off. I am not a coward, it is just that I worry that this bulb hanging from the ceiling is the last light that remains (shining) in my life.” Soon after he penned these words, Moath Alhaj, a young artist from a Gaza refugee […]

Ramzy Baroud in TeleSUR – Three Years After the War: Gaza Youth Speak Out

“At bedtime, I am afraid to turn the lights off. I am not a coward, it is just that I worry that this bulb hanging from the ceiling is the last light that remains (shining) in my life.” Soon after he penned these words, Moath Aljah, a young artist from a Gaza refugee camp, passed […]

Ramzy Baroud in Al Arabiya – Striking down the First Amendment: Israel lobby attacks BDS

The US Congress, cheered on by the powerful Israeli lobby in Washington, is waging a war on Palestinians and their supporters. In the process, they are attempting to demolish the very core of American values – the First Amendment. The build-up to this war began when the Israel lobby group, the American Israel Public Affairs […]

Ramzy Baroud en Monitor de Oriente (Traducción): El Pueblo de Al-Araqeeb, los Palestinos Beduinos Que Se Han Negado a Rendirse hasta 116 Veces

Si la destrucción repetida del pueblo no es más que una muestra indicativa de la terca insistencia de Israel en arrancar a los beduinos de Palestina, la reiterada reconstrucción es indicativa de la tenacidad de la comunidad beduina de Palestina. Pero Al-Araqeeb sólo es un símbolo de esa lucha histórica. No sería exagerado afirmar que […]

The Terror Next Time: The Daesh Story Is Not Ending

The Terror Next Time: The Daesh Story Is Not Ending

By Ramzy Baroud Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, has been reduced to rubble. It has been finally conquered, snatched back from the notorious group, Daesh, after months of merciless bombardment by the US-led war coalition, and a massive ground war. But ‘victory’ can hardly be the term assigned to this moment.  Mosul, once Iraq’s cultural […]

Nuclear Apocalypse: Trump and Kim Should Not Hold the World Hostage

Nuclear Apocalypse: Trump and Kim Should Not Hold the World Hostage

By Ramzy Baroud Not too far away from Seattle, Washington there are eight ballistic-missile submarines carrying the world’s large shipments of nuclear weapons. The 560-foot-long black submarines are docked at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, hauling what is described by Rick Anderson in a recent Los Angeles Times article as “the largest concentration of deployed nuclear weapons in […]

Al-Araqeeb Village: Palestinian Bedouins Refuse to Surrender 116 Times

Al-Araqeeb Village: Palestinian Bedouins Refuse to Surrender 116 Times

By Ramzy Baroud On August 1, the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb was destroyed for the 116th time. As soon as Israeli bulldozers finished their ugly deed and soldiers began evacuating the premises, the village resident immediately began rebuilding their homes. 22 families, or about 101 residents, are estimated to live here. By now, they are […]

Baroud in Al Jazeera – The Israel Lobby vs the First Amendment

Baroud in Al Jazeera – The Israel Lobby vs the First Amendment

The adage goes, “Be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it.” Indeed, this is the very predicament in which the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) could soon find itself. In its obsessive efforts to defeat the Palestinian-led boycott movement, AIPAC will soon force the revisitation of a long-dormant debate […]

‘The Palestine Exception’: War on BDS is Now a War on American Democracy

‘The Palestine Exception’: War on BDS is Now a War on American Democracy

By Ramzy Baroud There is something immoral in Washington D.C., and its consequences can be dire for many people, particularly for the health of US democracy. The US government is declaring war on the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The fight to defeat BDS has been ongoing for several years, but most notably […]

Baroud in Al Jazeera: The Hamas-Dahlan Deal

Baroud in Al Jazeera: The Hamas-Dahlan Deal

“We have made mutual efforts with our brothers in Hamas to restore hope for Gaza’s heroic people,” Mohammed Dahlan told Palestinian legislators gathering in Gaza on Thursday, July 27. He spoke via satellite from his current exile in the United Arab Emirates. The audience clapped. True, Gaza has been pushed to the brink of humiliation […]

Baroud in MEMO: War on BDS is Now War on American Democracy

Baroud in MEMO: War on BDS is Now War on American Democracy

There is something immoral in Washington D.C., and its consequences can be dire for many people, particularly for the health of US democracy. The US government is declaring war on the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The fight to defeat BDS has been ongoing for several years, but most notably since 2014. Since […]

Power to the People: Why Palestinian Victory in Jerusalem is a Pivotal Moment

Power to the People: Why Palestinian Victory in Jerusalem is a Pivotal Moment

By Ramzy Baroud Neither Fatah nor Hamas have been of much relevance to the mass protests staged around Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. Neither have American pressure, half-hearted European ‘concern about the situation’ or cliché Arab declarations made one iota of difference. United Nations officials warned of the grim scenarios of escalation, but their statements were mere […]

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