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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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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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 8:00am
If Syria is to Fall, Others Will Follow: The Pandora’s Box of Federalism
The apparent sudden Russian military withdrawal from Syria, starting on March 15 left political commentators puzzled. Few of the analyses offered should be taken seriously. There is little solid information as of why the Russian leader decided to end his country’s military push in Syria. The...
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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 8:30am
Transcending the Clinton-Sanders Debate: On the Middle East and US Foreign Policy
As US liberals and some leftists are pulling up their sleeves in anticipation of a prolonged battle for the Democratic Party Presidential nomination, the tussle becomes particularly ugly whenever the candidates’ foreign policy agendas are evoked. Of the two main contenders, Hilary Clinton is the...
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 3:00pm
An Open Letter to Young Muslims Everywhere: The Seed of Triumph in Every Adversity
When I was a little boy, I used to dream of being reborn outside the hardship of the Refugee Camp in Gaza, in some other time and place where there were no soldiers, no military occupation, no concentration camps and no daily grind - where my father fought for our very survival, and my mother...
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