Ramzy Baroud

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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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 7:00am
The Many "Truths" on Syria: How Our Rivalry Has Destroyed a Country
"The United States has the power to decree the death of nations," wrote Stephen Kinzer in the Boston Globe. Kinzer's article was entitled: " The media are misleading the public on Syria ." In his piece, the scholar at a Brown University Institute contested that his country's media misinformation on...
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 1:15pm
Was the Women’s Boat to Gaza an Existential Threat?
The Israeli official narrative regarding its conflict with the Palestinians is deliberately confounded because a muddled up discourse is a convenient one. It allows the narrator to pick and choose half-truths at will, in order to create a falsified version of reality. For instance, this is part of...
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 9:00am
Israel’s Nuclear Man: Shimon Peres, A Brand without Substance
Former Israeli Prime Minister and President, Shimon Peres, was a very successful brand. He was presented to the world as stately, wise, a relentless advocate of peace , and a sane voice amidst a conflict deemed senseless and unending. Now that he is dead at 93, international media are rife with...
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 11:30am
Honoring Aylan Kurdi by Ending the War in Syria
"A photograph, no matter how emotionally wrenching, can only do so much," wrote Paul Slovic and Nicole Smith Dahmen in QZ.com. The photograph referenced in their comment was that of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, whose body was washed ashore on some Turkish beach in September 2015. It has been over a...
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 4:30pm
The Native American, the Palestinian: A Spirited Fight for Justice
Thousands of Native Americans resurrected the fighting spirit of their forefathers as they stood in unprecedented unity to contest an oil company’s desecration of their sacred land in North Dakota. Considering its burdened historical context, this has been one of the most moving events in recent...
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Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 1:00pm
Is Israel Pushing for a Palestinian Civil War?
Division within Palestinian society has reached unprecedented levels, becoming a major hurdle on the path of any unified strategy to end Israel’s violent occupation or to rally Palestinians behind a single objective. Newly-appointed Israeli ultra-nationalist, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman ,...
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
War to 'Stop' War: Why the Obama Doctrine is Ravaging the Middle East
Everyone seems to have a theory on how to obliterate ISIS, or ‘Daesh’. However, two points are rarely raised: one, concerning the origins of the group and the second, on whether there are genuine intentions to defeat it, in the first place. We must boldly address the first to unravel the enigma...
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:15pm
My Response to Bill Clinton: On (My) Liberty and (Your) America
Donald Trump wants to keep us out of the country altogether. But Bill Clinton, former president and husband of a Democratic presidential nominee, does not mind us staying, as long as we, Muslims, behave ourselves . Welcome to America where racial profiling is the country’s most popular idea, and...
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
From Nice to the Middle East: Only One Way to Challenge ISIS
I visited Iraq in 1999. At the time, there were no so-called ‘jihadis’ espousing the principles of ‘jihadism’, whatever the interpretation may be. On the outskirts of Baghdad was a military training camp, not for ‘al-Qaeda’, but for ‘Mojahedin-e-Khalq’, an Iranian militant exile group that worked,...
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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 9:45am
Intifada for Dummies: Why Is a Popular Uprising Yet to Take Off?  
Whether history moves in a straight or cyclical line, it matters little. The uncontested fact is that it is in constant motion. Thus, the current situation in Palestine is particularly frustrating to a generation that has grown up after the Oslo Peace Accord because they have been brought up within...
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