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‘Hands Off Jerusalem’: Ramzy Baroud’s Speech in Seattle (VIDEO)

‘Hands Off Jerusalem’: Ramzy Baroud’s Speech in Seattle (VIDEO)

Palestinian author, journalist and Palestine Chronicle Editor, Dr. Ramzy Baroud delivered a speech at the ‘Hands Off Jerusalem’ rally downtown Seattle, Washington on December 16. Below is the video and the full text of his speech. My speech at the Hands Off Jerusalem protest downtown Seattle today. Posted by Ramzy Baroud on Saturday, December 16, […]

Palestine: It Is Time for a New Beginning

Palestine: It Is Time for a New Beginning

By Ramzy Baroud Now that the American mask has completely fallen, Palestinians require an urgent rethink in their own political priorities, alliances and national liberation strategy. Business should not go on as usual after US President Donald Trump accepted Israel’s definition of Jerusalem as its capital, thus violating the overwhelming international consensus on the matter. […]

The ‘Last Martyr’: Who Killed My Neighbor, Kamal Al-Assar?

The ‘Last Martyr’: Who Killed My Neighbor, Kamal Al-Assar?

By Ramzy Baroud When I learned of the death of Kamal Al-Assar a few years ago, I was baffled. He was only in his 40s. I remember him in his prime, a young rebel, leading the neighborhood youth, armed with rocks and slingshots, in a hopeless battle against the Israeli army. Understandably, we lost, but […]

Radio: Dr. Ramzy Baroud unpacking Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Radio: Dr. Ramzy Baroud unpacking Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

President Trump just officially declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, upending decades of US diplomacy and threatening to spark massive unrest across the Muslim world. Speaking in the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room, Trump also announced his plan to eventually relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and begin the difficult […]

Baroud in TRT: Trump’s Move to recognise Israel could overturn US Role in the Region

Baroud in TRT: Trump’s Move to recognise Israel could overturn US Role in the Region

When then Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump delivered his famous speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in March 2016, he revealed the type of politician he truly is. By Washington’s standards, he was a “good politician”, devoid of any values. In his speech he made many promises to Israel. The large crowd […]

Trump’s Move on Jerusalem: Is this the End of US Diplomacy in the Middle East?

Trump’s Move on Jerusalem: Is this the End of US Diplomacy in the Middle East?

By Ramzy Baroud Finally, US President Donald Trump pulled the plug. The so-called peace process, two-state solution, ‘land-for-peace formula’ and all the other tired clichés have been long dead and decomposing. But Trump’s announcement on Wednesday to officially recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel has also laid to rest the illusion that the US was […]

‘Say the Word’: What the Rohingya Struggle is Really About

‘Say the Word’: What the Rohingya Struggle is Really About

By Ramzy Baroud Pope Francis lost a historical opportunity to truly set his legacy apart from previous Popes. Alas, for him, too, political expediency trumped all else. In his visit to Burma (Myanmar) on November 27, he refrained from using the word “Rohingya.” But what’s in a name? In our frenzied attempts at understanding and articulating the […]

Decades of US Diplomacy Has Failed: Why the US Wants to Shut the PLO Office

Decades of US Diplomacy Has Failed: Why the US Wants to Shut the PLO Office

By Ramzy Baroud On November 18, just days before the 50th anniversary of United Nations Resolution 242, the US State Department took its first step towards severing its ties with the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). The timing of this decision could not be any more profound. The first formal contact between the US and the […]

Baroud in Rebelión (traducido): 70 años de promesas rotas. La historia no contada del plan de partición

En una charla reciente ante el grupo de expertos de Chatham House en Londres, el primer ministro israelí Benjamin Netanyahu abordó el tema de un Estado palestino desde una perspectiva intelectual. Antes de que pensemos en establecer un Estado palestino, reflexionó, “es hora de que reevaluemos si el modelo moderno que tenemos de soberanía y […]

Baroud in Al Arabiya: Israeli hands in the American ‘fear industry’

There are about 70 massive walls erected all across the world with the single aim of separating countries and communities from each other. It is all done under the pretext of ‘security’, with the real intention often quite the opposite. Several of these walls are built or are in the process of being constructed by […]

70 Years of Broken Promises: The Untold Story of the Partition Plan

70 Years of Broken Promises: The Untold Story of the Partition Plan

By Ramzy Baroud In a recent talk before Chatham House think-tank in London, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, approached the issue of a Palestinian state from an intellectual perspective. Before we think of establishing a Palestinian state, he mused, “it is time we reassessed whether the modern model we have of sovereignty, and unfettered sovereignty, […]

Ramzy Baroud in Middle East Monitor: The Untold Story of the Partition Plan

In a recent talk before Chatham House think-tank in London, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, approached the issue of a Palestinian state from an intellectual perspective. Before we think of establishing a Palestinian state, he mused, “it is time we reassessed whether the modern model we have of sovereignty, and unfettered sovereignty, is applicable everywhere in […]

Ramzy Baroud in Al Jazeera: How a missing ‘the’ enabled Israeli occupation

When the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334 in December 2016, Israeli leaders seethed. Their fury was duly understood to stem from what they perceived as an unprecedented betrayal by the United States. But that was not it at all, since Resolution 2334 – which asserted that Israeli settlements have no legal validity and […]

The Trials of Benjamin Netanyahu: Corruption in Israel is Not Just an Israeli Issue

The Trials of Benjamin Netanyahu: Corruption in Israel is Not Just an Israeli Issue

By Ramzy Baroud Whether the string of scandals, now hounding Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, lead to his sacking or not, it matters little. Though nearly half of Israelis polled last July – well before the scandals took a much dirtier turn – believe that Netanyahu is corrupt, a majority of Israelis said that they […]

The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story – Book Review

The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story – Book Review

Reviewed by Vacy Vlazna (Ramzy Baroud. The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story. London: Pluto Press, 2018. Pre-order now) Dr. Ramzy Baroud’s new book, The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story is described simplistically as ‘non-fictional narrative of modern Palestinian history.’ It is much, much more; for us readers, it is an intimate encounter, chapter by chapter, […]

‘Creeping Annexation’: Why Israel Shelved the ‘Greater Jerusalem Law’

‘Creeping Annexation’: Why Israel Shelved the ‘Greater Jerusalem Law’

By Ramzy Baroud The postponing of an Israeli Knesset bill that would have annexed major illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank to the Jerusalem municipality is the result of behind-the-scenes US and, possibly, European pressure. But the story of the so-called “Greater Jerusalem law” does not end there. Israel wants to maintain an absolute demographic […]

How Britain Became an Obstacle to Peace

How Britain Became an Obstacle to Peace

By Ramzy Baroud Arthur James Balfour’s wrote 84 words that sealed the fate of the Palestinian people by ultimately displacing most of them from their historical homeland to live in permanent exile. “His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best […]

Walls and Militarized Police: How Israel Is Exporting Its Occupation to the United States

Walls and Militarized Police: How Israel Is Exporting Its Occupation to the United States

By Ramzy Baroud Israeli footprints are becoming more apparent in the US security apparatus. Such a fact does not bode well for ordinary Americans. US Senate Bill S.720 should have been a wake-up call. The Bill, drafted by the Israel lobby group, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), as part of its “2017 Lobbying Agenda” is […]

Baroud in Middle East Monitor: How Israel is exporting its occupation to the US

Israeli footprints are becoming more apparent in the US security apparatus. Such a fact does not bode well for ordinary Americans. US Senate Bill S.720 should have been a wake-up call. The bill, drafted by the Israel lobby group, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), as part of its “2017 Lobbying Agenda” is set to […]

Balfour Declaration’s 100 year anniversary: Media Interviews

Starting today and for a few days, Ramzy Baroud will be available for media interviews regarding the Balfour Declaration’s 100 year anniversary. Read Institute for Public Accuracy press release below for more information. "Balfour Declaration at 100: Cause of Mideast Instability?" @RamzyBaroudhttps://t.co/zo4hVcbT3R pic.twitter.com/ef24S5Gk2w — accuracy.org (@accuracy) October 26, 2017

Baroud in Washington Report on Middle East Affair: The Balfour Declaration Destroyed Palestine, Not the Palestinian People

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 to destroy the […]

VIDEO: The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story – By Ramzy Baroud

VIDEO: The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story – By Ramzy Baroud

‘Time to reclaim our historical narrative.’ THE LAST EARTH: A PALESTINIAN STORY Noam Chomsky: ‘In the finest tradition of people’s history, these sensitive, painful and evocative pieces provide a human face to the painful saga of Palestinian torment and the remarkable courage and resilience of the victims.’ Pre-Order the book: Amazon: https://buff.ly/2h8kING Amazon UK: https://buff.ly/2yMSaAG […]

Hamas and Fatah Must Transform to Speak on behalf of Palestinians

Hamas and Fatah Must Transform to Speak on behalf of Palestinians

By Ramzy Baroud The reconciliation agreement signed between rival Palestinian parties, Hamas and Fatah, in Cairo on October 12 was not a national unity accord – at least, not yet. For the latter to be achieved, the agreement would have to make the interests of the Palestinian people a priority, above factional agendas. The leadership […]

Ramzy Baroud (Tradotto per NenaNews): Cosa c’è dietro l’accordo Fatah-Hamas

L’entusiasmo mostrato dall’Egitto nel mediare tra Hamas e Fatah, le fazioni palestinesi in lotta tra loro, non è il frutto di un’improvvisa presa di coscienza. Il Cairo, infatti, non ha mai esitato a sfruttare le divisioni tra i palestinesi con conseguenze a volte devastanti, e a tenere chiuso il valico di Rafah. L’azione dell’Egitto è, […]

Ramzy Baroud (Traducido del inglés para Rebelión): Las grandes del petróleo, una democracia fallida y los falsos profetas

Hasta cierto punto, Aung San Suu Kyi es un falso profeta. Glorificada por Occidente durante muchos años, se convirtió en un “icono de la democracia” al oponerse a las mismas fuerzas militares que siguen hoy controlando su país, Birmania, en una época en que la coalición occidental dirigida por EEUU mantenía en aislamiento a Rangún […]

The Real Reason behind Trump’s Angry Diplomacy in North Korea

The Real Reason behind Trump’s Angry Diplomacy in North Korea

By Ramzy Baroud To understand the United States’ stratagem in the Pacific, and against North Korea in particular, one has to understand the fundamental changes that are under way in that region. China’s clout as an Asian superpower and as a global economic powerhouse has been growing at a rapid speed. The US’ belated ‘pivot […]

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 […]

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