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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 […]

The Curse of Mohammed Dahlan: Hamas Should Not Trade Resistance for Its Own Survival

The Curse of Mohammed Dahlan: Hamas Should Not Trade Resistance for Its Own Survival

By Ramzy Baroud “We have made mutual efforts with our brothers in Hamas to restore hope for Gaza’s heroic people,” Mohammed Dahlan told Palestinian lawmakers 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 […]

Fear and Trepidation in Tel Aviv: Is Israel Losing the Syria War?

Fear and Trepidation in Tel Aviv: Is Israel Losing the Syria War?

By Ramzy Baroud Israel, which has played a precarious role in the Syrian war since 2011, is furious to learn that the future of the conflict is not to its liking. The six-year-old Syria war is moving to a new stage, perhaps its final. The Syrian regime is consolidating its control over most of the […]

The Story behind the Jerusalem Attack: How Trump and Netanyahu Pushed the Palestinians into a Corner

The Story behind the Jerusalem Attack: How Trump and Netanyahu Pushed the Palestinians into a Corner

By Ramzy Baroud Early October 2016, Misbah Abu Sbeih left his wife and five children at home and then drove to an Israeli police station in Occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem. The 39-year-old Jerusalemite was scheduled to hand himself over to serve a term of 4 months in jail for, allegedly, trumped up charges of ‘trying […]

Ramzy Baroud in Middle East Monitor – The Story behind the Jerusalem Attack

Empowered by the Trump administration and assured by Haley’s tactics at the UN, Netanyahu feels that his dream of subduing East Jerusalem is being realized. The price of Netanyahu’s dream, however, is likely to be costly. On the day of the attack, several Palestinians were killed in various parts of the West Bank and a […]

Ramzy Baroud in Al Arabiya – Six months later: How different is the Trump administration?

It has been nearly six months since Donald Trump took office as the 45th President of the United States. The lavish inauguration at the Capitol Building in Washington DC stood at odds with the country’s struggling economy, growing poverty and financial uncertainty for millions of Americans. Since then, Republicans and Democrats have been locked in […]

Ramzy Baroud en Monitor de Oriente (Traducción): Empujando a Gaza al Suicidio: las Políticas de la Humillación.

Los gazatíes son supervivientes. Han soportado estas dificultades durante años y, de alguna forma, han subsistido. Pero ciertos pacientes de cáncer no pueden sobrevivir por mera dureza del carácter. Rania, que vive en la ciudad de Gaza, es madre de tres hijos. Ha estado luchando contra el cáncer de mama durante un año. Sin quimioterapia, […]

Ramzy Baroud para Monitor de Oriente- Empujando a Gaza al suicidio: las políticas de la humillación.

Los gazatíes son supervivientes. Han soportado estas dificultades durante años y, de alguna forma, han subsistido. Pero ciertos pacientes de cáncer no pueden sobrevivir por mera dureza del carácter. Rania, que vive en la ciudad de Gaza, es madre de tres hijos. Ha estado luchando contra el cáncer de mama durante un año. Sin quimioterapia, […]

Baroud in Middle East Monitor, Fighting the Wrong Enemy: Why Americans Hate Muslims

Two officers sought me from within a crowd at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. They seemed to know who I was. They asked me to follow them, and I obliged. Being of Arab background, often renders one’s citizenship almost irrelevant. In a back room, where other foreigners, mainly Muslims, were holed for ‘added security’, I was […]

Baroud in Gulf News: Nikki Haley is Israel’s ‘Bully’ at the UN

Baroud in Gulf News: Nikki Haley is Israel’s ‘Bully’ at the UN

This is all an outcome of the Haley doctrine. Her arrival at the UN has ignited a US-Israeli hate fest, not only targeting UN member states, but also international law and everything that the UN has stood for over the decades. The US has blindly supported Israel at the UN throughout the years, but Haley’s […]

Al Jazeera – Baroud on Gaza’s ‘Game of Thrones’: A fight to defeat resistance

To think that Palestinian “leaders” are actually involved in tightening or manipulating the siege to exact political concessions from one another is dismaying. While Israel is invested in maintaining the Palestinian rift, Palestinians are blinded by pitiful personal interests and worthless “control” over occupied land. Between Israel’s dismissal of international calls to end the siege […]

« Game of Thrones » à Gaza : comment mieux défaire la résistance à l’occupation…

Alors qu’Israël a tout intérêt à maintenir la division palestinienne, les Palestiniens sont aveuglés par des intérêts personnels pitoyables et un « contrôle » sans signification réelle sur des terres occupées. Entre le rejet israélien des appels internationaux pour mettre fin au siège et les jeux de pouvoir pathétiques entre Palestiniens, les Gazaouis sont laissés seuls, incapables […]

Fighting the Wrong Enemy: Why Americans Hate Muslims

Fighting the Wrong Enemy: Why Americans Hate Muslims

By Ramzy Baroud Two officers sought me from within a crowd at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. They seemed to know who I was. They asked me to follow them, and I obliged. Being of Arab background, often renders one’s citizenship almost irrelevant. In a back room, where other foreigners, mainly Muslims, were holed for ‘added […]

‘The World is (Not) Flat’: ‘Trumpism’ is a Symptom of Decades-long Imperial Arrogance

‘The World is (Not) Flat’: ‘Trumpism’ is a Symptom of Decades-long Imperial Arrogance

By Ramzy Baroud No matter how hard White House officials try, they cannot construct a coherent ‘Trump doctrine’ that would make sense amid the chaos that has afflicted US foreign policy in recent months. However, this chaos is not entirely the making of President Donald Trump alone. Since 1945, the United States has vied for […]

Pushing Gaza to Suicide: The Politics of Humiliation

Pushing Gaza to Suicide: The Politics of Humiliation

By Ramzy Baroud Mohammed Abed is a 28-year-old taxi driver from the village of Qarara, near the town of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. He has no teeth. Lack of medical care and proper dentistry work cost him all of his teeth, which rotted and decayed at a very young age. Yet, his dire […]

Israel vs. the United Nations: The Nikki Haley Doctrine

Israel vs. the United Nations: The Nikki Haley Doctrine

By Ramzy Baroud The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, seems to be championing a single cause: Israel. When Haley speaks about Israel, her language is not merely emotive nor tailored to fit the need of a specific occasion.  Rather, her words are resolute, consistent and are matched by a clear plan […]

Al Jazeera, Ramzy Baroud Launch Palestine In Motion

Al Jazeera, Ramzy Baroud Launch Palestine In Motion

Palestine Speaks: Al Jazeera English online Launches ‘Palestine in Motion’

Palestine Speaks: Al Jazeera English online Launches ‘Palestine in Motion’

AL Jazeera English online has launched ‘Palestine in Motion‘, a storytelling technique, centered on the story of Palestinian people. ‘Palestine in Motion’ allows the user to explore the personal narratives of Palestinians, which are linked through various themes and keywords in a new and unique way. It retells the story of Palestine by linking the […]

Journalism, History and War: Sit, Type and Bleed

Journalism, History and War: Sit, Type and Bleed

By Ramzy Baroud The typical newsroom set-up, where journalists chase headlines dictated by some centralized news gathering agency – often based in some western capital – does not suffice any more. In the case of the Middle East, the news narrative has been defined by others and dictated on Arab journalists and audiences for far […]

CounterPunch: A People’s Historian: Ramzy Baroud on Journalism and History and Why ‘Palestinians Already Have a Voice’

CounterPunch: A People’s Historian: Ramzy Baroud on Journalism and History and Why ‘Palestinians Already Have a Voice’

By Romana Rubeo Palestinian-American historian, journalist and author, Dr. Ramzy Baroud, speaks on his upcoming book, just-released digital media project – Palestine in Motion – and why Palestinian history has to be urgently retold. When it comes to Palestine, we often see a dichotomy between mainstream media platforms – which are essentially molded out of […]

CounterPunch: Ramzy Baroud, a People’s Historian

CounterPunch: Ramzy Baroud, a People’s Historian

Gulf News Special: Baroud on How the 1967 War Changed Arab Discourse on Palestine

Gulf News Special: Baroud on How the 1967 War Changed Arab Discourse on Palestine

The 1967 war imposed a new reality, not only on the ground, but on the political and intellectual discourses pertaining to Palestine, Israel and the Arabs. In fact, there was a particular point in history which one can define as the very juncture that ushered in that very change: The 1967 Arab League Summit in […]

Gulf News Special: Baroud on How the 1967 War Unfolded

Gulf News Special: Baroud on How the 1967 War Unfolded

In the early months of 1967, Soviet intelligence confirmed Syria’s and Egypt’s own estimation that Israel was preparing for a major attack on Syria. Under immense pressure, Egyptian President, Gamal Abdul Nasser, understood that his great oratory skills must translate into action, strong enough to send a message to Israel that the Arabs were prepared […]

The Unwanted ‘Bride’: Can the 1967 War Offer Opportunity for Peace?

The Unwanted ‘Bride’: Can the 1967 War Offer Opportunity for Peace?

By Ramzy Baroud There is a saying that goes: “Be careful what you wish for, for you may get it.” This has been Israel’s dilemma from the very beginning. The Zionist movement, which held its first conference in Basel, Switzerland 120 years ago, wanted Palestine but not the Palestinians. They achieved this objective 50 years […]

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