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Ramzy Baroud: On the Last Earth and the Reclaiming of the Palestinian Voice (VIDEO)

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Palestinian author and journalist, Dr. Ramzy Baroud. (Photo: File)

Ramzy Baroud: There is an absolute and urgent need for the Palestinian people to champion their own story, and to define the nature of solidarity. 

Without the Palestinian people being the central component of the story, the Palestinian narrative is not owned by the Palestinian people.

And yes, there are many Palestinians who are uncompromisingly and bravely reclaiming the Palestinian narrative. You have 30,000 thousand Palestinians who are protesting at the border between besieged Gaza Strip and Israel and are presenting a message to the world of keen Palestinian commitment to popular struggle. That is a powerful tool of reclaiming the initiative and the narrative.

As for my latest volume, ‘The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story’, it is my attempt at trying to to re-orient the story of Palestine by giving it back to the Palestinian people, because in reality without the Palestinian people there is no story.

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(Video Credit: Edit by Emanuele Nuccilli)

One Response to - Ramzy Baroud: On the Last Earth and the Reclaiming of the Palestinian Voice (VIDEO)

  1. Dr John Jennings

    But shouldn’t we be asking the really critical questions. It is not just a question of re-orientating the story of the Palestinian people but a more fundamental question of resurrecting a viable comprehensive (as apposed to sporadic and small scale) non-violent Palestinian resistance movement/civil action writ large, and building a consensus around that. BDS is an excellent ‘external’ arm, ideal in an international context, but, to be truly effective, it has to be combined with an equally pervasive parallel strategy on the ground in the OPTs. There has to be a ‘pincer’ effect. There are many historical models to follow starting from Gandhi, through to Mandela. I challenge anyone to name one Palestinian who has outlined and publicised such a strategy since Oslo. But yet another elegant book?…. surely not.