Ramzy Baroud

Ahed’s Generation: Why the Youth in Palestine Must Break Free from Dual Oppression

Ahed’s Generation: Why the Youth in Palestine Must Break Free from Dual Oppression

As global voices continue to demand the freedom of 17-year-old teenage Palestinian girl, Ahed Tamimi, Israeli authorities have arrested nine additional members of her family. Those who were detained on February 26 include Ahed’s 15-year-old cousin, Mohammed Tamimi. Israeli troops had shot Mohammed in the head last December, shattering his skull. The teenager, who is […]

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‘The fall of Syria would have led the fall of Palestine’

‘The fall of Syria would have led the fall of Palestine’

It was quite pleasing to see the majority giving a big slap on the arrogant and rude Donald Trump who is trying his best to legitimize the illegal state of Israel. But we should not be complacent. It may be a welcome step but more needs to be done to liberate Palestine completely from the […]

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Year in Review: Will 2018 Usher in a New Palestinian Strategy?

Year in Review: Will 2018 Usher in a New Palestinian Strategy?

2017 will be remembered as the year that the so-called ‘peace process’, at least in its American formulation, has ended. And with its demise, a political framework that has served as the foundation for US foreign policy in the Middle East has also collapsed. The Palestinian leadership and its Arab and international allies will now […]

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

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

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 we won something […]

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Mindless Trump

Mindless Trump

I read a story in yesterday’s Washington Post which was titled as “Where would a US Embassy in Jerusalem actually go?” It had all the contours of US plot how they are going to establish their embassy in Jerusalem. It follows after the irresponsible and ridiculous statement of US President Donald Trump wherein he had expressed his unrealistic […]

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

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

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 PLO occurred […]

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

70 Years of Broken Promises: 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 […]

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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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‘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 […]

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This is not National Unity: Hamas, Fatah Must Transform to Speak on behalf of Palestinians

This is not National Unity: Hamas, Fatah Must Transform to Speak on behalf of Palestinians

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 crisis in Palestine […]