Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud (www.ramzybaroud.net) is an author and editor of PalestineChronicle.com. His work has been published in many newspapers, journals and anthologies around the world. His is the author of The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle (Pluto Press, London). His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story (Pluto Press, London).

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 8:00am
The Palestinian Bubble and the Burning of Toddler, Ali Dawabsha
One-and-a-half year old Ali Saad Dawabsha became the latest victim of Israeli violence on July 31. He was burnt to death. Other members of his family were also severely burnt in a Jewish settlers’ attack on their home in the village of Duma, near Nablus, in the West Bank. A spokesman for Rabbis for...
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 10:45am
Darker Horizons Ahead: Rethinking the War on ‘IS’
As much of the Middle East sinks deeper into division between competing political camps, the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (‘IS’) continues its unhindered march towards a twisted version of a Muslim caliphate. Many thousands have lost their lives, some in the most torturous ways, so that ‘IS’ may...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 7:15am
The Arab Boat: It’s an Arab-Palestinian Nakba, and We Are All Refugees
In a western capital far away from Gaza and Cairo, I recently shared a pot of tea with an “Egyptian refugee”. The term is familiar to me, but never have I encountered an Egyptian who refers to himself as such. He stated it as a matter of fact by saying: “As an Egyptian refugee ..” and carried on to...
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:15am
Do Something, Anything: Naming and Shaming in Yarmouk
The population of Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Camp, Yarmouk - whose population once exceeded 250,000 , dwindling throughout the Syrian civil war to 18,000 - are a microcosm of the story of a whole nation, whose perpetual pain shames us all, none excluded. Refugees who escaped the Syrian war or are...
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:30am
The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity?
To suggest that the United States policies in Yemen was a ‘failure’ is an understatement. It implies that the US had at least attempted to succeed. But ‘succeed’ at what? The US drone war had no other objective aside from celebrating the elimination of whomever the US hit list designates as...
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:30am
‘Islamic State’ as a Western Phenomenon? Reimagining the IS Debate
No matter how one attempts to wrangle with the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) rise in Iraq and Syria, desperately seeking any political or other context that would validate the movement as an explainable historical circumstance, things refuse to add up. Not only is IS to a degree an alien movement...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 6:15am
US Spin on Middle East Violence Must Be Changed
Truly, US President Barack Obama’s recent call to address the root causes of violence, including that of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) and al-Qaeda was a step in the right direction, but still miles away from taking the least responsibility for the mayhem that has afflicted the Middle East...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
Parking Space Terrorism: Time for Action after Killing of Three US Muslims
The murder of three American Muslims at a University of North Carolina condominium on Tuesday, 10 February, was no ordinary murder, nor is the criminal who killed them an ordinary thug. The context of the killings, the murder itself and the media and official responses to the horrific event is a...
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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 8:45am
Dear Syria: From One Refugee to Another
Whenever the word ‘refugee’ is uttered, I think of my mother. When Zionist militias began their systematic onslaught and ‘cleansing’ of the Palestinian Arab population of historic Palestine in 1948, she, along with her family, ran away from the once peaceful village of Beit Daras. Back then,...
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 7:30am
Five Reasons Why 2014 was a Game Changer in Palestine
In terms of losses in human lives, 2014 has been a horrific year for Palestinians, surpassing the horrors of both 2008 and 2009, when an Israeli war against the Gaza Strip killed and wounded thousands. While some aspects of the conflict are stagnating between a corrupt, ineffectual Palestinian...
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