Ramzy Baroud

‘A Cruel Choice’: Why Israel Targets Palestinian Schools

‘A Cruel Choice’: Why Israel Targets Palestinian Schools

Several Palestinian students, along with teachers and officials, were wounded in the Israeli army attack on a school south of Nablus in the West Bank on October 15. The students of Al- Sawiya Al-Lebban Mixed School were challenging an Israeli military order to shut down their school based on the ever-versatile accusation of the school […]

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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 […]

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Undoing of Ba’athism: The Syrian Conundrum

Undoing of Ba’athism: The Syrian Conundrum

The Syrian uprising to dethrone the autocratic ruler tested the mettle of both Assad and the rebels, but evidently, worst sufferers were neither but the innocent unarmed civilians. The Syrian crisis can’t be attributed to a binary of sectarianism but religious demography conjugated with lack of freedom and economic woes which drove resentment of the […]

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The Red Sea Clog

The Red Sea Clog

The geographical value of the Red Sea – for being the shortest sea lane that connects the Orient to Europe and the Americas – also made the region it lays in, a vital commodity for imperial contenders in the colonial era and a chessboard for political influence later in the Cold War era. Today apart […]

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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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Anti-BDS Laws and Pro-Israeli Parliament: Zionist Hasbara is Winning in Italy

Anti-BDS Laws and Pro-Israeli Parliament: Zionist Hasbara is Winning in Italy

Romana Rubeo and Ramzy Baroud A proposed law at the Italian Parliament is set to punish the boycott of Israel. In the past, such an initiative would have been unthinkable. Alas, Italy, a country that had historic sympathies with the Palestinian cause has shifted its politics in a dramatic way in recent years. Most surprisingly, though, […]

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The Game of Thrones in Saudi Arabia – I

The Game of Thrones in Saudi Arabia – I

Al Saud family reins the political landscape of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi royal family is essentially an oligarchy that has crafted into an absolute monarchy, ruled by consensus. The family thus continues to dominate the political architecture of the country with no other existing center of power. Estimated princes of Al Saud dynasty ranges from […]

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The Qatar Crisis

The Qatar Crisis

July last year, US released its 9/11 Congressional report implicating US intelligence belief that Saudi officials may have had multiple contacts with some of the 9/11 hijackers. In response Saudi Foreign Minister Al-Juberi threatened Washington that his country would be forced to sell $750 billion in US Treasury Securities if the US passes a bill […]

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Qatar Crisis: What’s it all about?

Qatar Crisis: What’s it all about?

Six Arab countries led by the Saudi Arabia suspended the diplomatic relationship with Qatar and accused the energy-rich state of sponsoring “terrorism”. Some of the involved nations have already issued the travel bans with Qatar which has created an immediate crisis for the country. Most of these governments are not on the same page and […]

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Remembering Omran Daqneesh

Remembering Omran Daqneesh

One day on TV, I saw a cherub, And he made me feel utterly blue. His face was covered with ashes and looked bloodstained, And on it had a silence which shook my disdain. Like a corpse, he sat there motionless and poker-faced, Perhaps pondering upon the catastrophe that just came. With his palm, he […]