Ramzy Baroud

The Colonization of Palestine: Rethinking the Term ‘Israeli Occupation’

The Colonization of Palestine: Rethinking the Term ‘Israeli Occupation’

June 5, 2018 marked the 51st anniversary of the Israeli Occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. But, unlike the massive popular mobilization that preceded the anniversary of the Nakba – the catastrophic destruction of Palestine in 1948 –  on May 15, the anniversary of the Occupation is hardly generating equal mobilization. The unsurprising death of the ‘peace process’ and the […]

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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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Modi Netanyahu Bromance – How Deep?

Modi Netanyahu Bromance – How Deep?

On the eve of Indian Pime Minister Narendra Modi’s “historic” visit to Israel, an Israeli foreign ministry official said that his country supports India against terrorism emanating from Pakistan “hook, line and sinker”, and is “not asking for a quid pro quo”. This is indeed true, as the anti-Pakistan stance is not just a rhetoric […]

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Trump’s Visit to Israel: How Palestine Disappeared from US Media Coverage

Trump’s Visit to Israel: How Palestine Disappeared from US Media Coverage

As if he has, overnight, been transformed into a master politician, Donald Trump’s 27-hour trip to Israel has left many analysts mystified. Quoting former Israeli political adviser, Mitchell Barack, the New York Times referred to Trump as the ‘Liberace of world leaders”, in reference to flamboyant, piano player, Wladziu Valantino Liberace. The latter, known as “Mr. Showmanship”, […]