Ramzy Baroud

Notre Dame of Gaza: Our mosques and churches are also burning

Notre Dame of Gaza: Our mosques and churches are also burning

As the 300-foot spire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris tragically came tumbling down on live television, my thoughts ventured to Nuseirat Refugee Camp, my childhood home in the Gaza Strip. Then, also on television, I watched as a small bulldozer hopelessly clawed through the rubble of my neighborhood mosque. I grew up around […]

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‘Fighter of Return’: Thoughts on Razan al-Najjar and Nikki Haley

‘Fighter of Return’: Thoughts on Razan al-Najjar and Nikki Haley

Romana Rubeo Since the start of the ‘Great March of Return’, on March 30, every day, but especial every Friday, has been marked by bloodshed; at times, even true massacres. Week after week, Israeli forces shot unarmed Palestinians, protesting at the border to convey to the world a resounding message: break the siege and we […]

 Ramzy Baroud

Israel’s Premature Celebration: Gazans Have Crossed the Fear Barrier

Israel’s Premature Celebration: Gazans Have Crossed the Fear Barrier

60 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on May 15, simply for protesting and demanding their Right of Return as guaranteed by international law. 50 more were killed since March 30, the start of the ‘Great March of Return’, which marks Land Day. Nearly 10,000 have been wounded and maimed in between these two dates. ‘Israel has […]

 Ramzy Baroud

Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story from the Gaza Protests

Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story from the Gaza Protests

The Gaza border protests must be understood in the context of the Israeli Occupation, the siege and the long-delayed ‘Right of Return’ for Palestinian refugees. However, they should also be appreciated in a parallel context: Palestine’s own factionalism and infighting. Factionalism in Palestinian society is a deep-rooted ailment that has, for decades, thwarted any unified […]

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Jerusalem, The Final Nail in The Coffin

Jerusalem, The Final Nail in The Coffin

In October, Britain announced a yearlong celebration of the Balfour Declaration at its centenary. In the first week of December, the US announced its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Considering the already ablaze situation in the Middle East and US’ waning foothold in the region, these are certainly unprecedented and enigmatic proceeds. The question […]

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

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

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 Jewish majority […]