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Ramzy Baroud is the Managing Editor of Middle East Eye. He is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author and the founder of PalestineChronicle.com. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story (Pluto Press, London). He is a Ph.D. scholar at the University of Exeter's European Centre for Palestine Studies (ECPS).
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 31, 2019 Humanity Denied: What Is Missing from the Omar, Tlaib Story
Israel's decision to bar two United States Democratic Representatives, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, from entering Israel and visiting Palestine has further exposed the belligerent, racist nature of the Israeli government.
SHARE Thursday, July 18, 2019 Who Killed Oscar and Valeria: The Inconvenient History of the Refugee Crisis
According to UNHRC, as of June 19, 2019, there are 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide; of them, 41.3 million are internally displaced people, while 25.9 million are refugees who crossed international borders. Were it not for such violent interventions, Oscar, Valeria and millions of innocent people would have still been alive today.
SHARE Friday, June 28, 2019 The Day After: What if Israel Annexes the West Bank?
Calls for the annexation of the Occupied West Bank are gaining momentum in both Tel Aviv and Washington. But Israel and its American allies should be careful what they wish for. Annexing the Occupied Palestinian Territories will only reinforce the current rethink of the Palestinian strategy, as opposed to solving Israel's self-induced problems.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Kushner as a Colonial Administrator: Let's Talk About the "Israeli Model"
Kushner thinks he is capable of arranging the future of the Palestinian people without the inclusion of the Palestinian leadership. He has been pushing his so-called "Deal of the Century" relentlessly, while including in his various meets and conferences countries such as Poland, Brazil and Croatia, but not Palestine. Kushner believes that Palestinians are not capable of governing themselves.
SHARE Saturday, June 8, 2019 Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction
While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's anti-ICC position is familiar, last April, US President Donald Trump virulently expressed his contempt for the global organization and everything it represents. "Any attempt to target American, Israeli, or allied personnel for prosecution will be met with a swift and vigorous response," Trump said in a writing on April 12.
SHARE Friday, April 26, 2019 Notre Dame of Gaza: Our Mosques and Churches Are Also Burning
Hundreds of Palestinian houses of worship were targeted by the Israeli military in previous wars, most notably in 2008-9 and 2012. But the 2014 war was the most brutal and most destructive yet. Thousands were killed and more injured. Nothing was immune to Israeli bombs. According to Palestine Liberation Organization records, 63 mosques were completely destroyed and 150 damaged in that war alone.
SHARE Saturday, April 6, 2019 Great March of Return is Palestinians' Cry for Justice
The aims of the Great March of Return protests, which began in Gaza on March 30 last year, are to put an end to the suffocating Israeli siege and implement the right of return for Palestinian refugees who were expelled from their homes and towns in historic Palestine 70 years ago.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Early Elections: Who Will Dethrone "the King of Israel"?
Netanyahu may not be a good leader, but he is certainly a cunning politician. The fact that he is gearing up for a fifth term at the helm of Israel's fractious political scene speaks volumes of his ability to survive against many odds. The right-wing creature that he has so diligently created to quash his enemies, has grown so powerful and unhinged, that even the prime minister himself can no longer control political outcomes.
SHARE Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Is There A Plot to Depopulate Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon?
Although Trump's plan is yet to be revealed fully, early indications suggest that it intends to remove Jerusalem entirely from any future discussions or agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and Trump's own assertion that "Jerusalem is off the table" confirm this assumption.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, December 7, 2018 The Conspiracy Against Refugees
Watching the ongoing debate between liberal and right-wing pundits on US mainstream media, one rarely gets the impression that Washington is responsible for the unfolding chaotic situation in Central America. In fact, no other country is as accountable as the United States for the ongoing chaos and resulting refugee crisis.
SHARE Wednesday, December 5, 2018 From Central America to Syria: the Conspiracy against Refugees
In recent years, state and gang violence -- coupled with extreme poverty -- have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras, among other countries in Central and South America. The mainstream media in the US, however, is rarely interested in the root cause of that reality.
SHARE Thursday, November 29, 2018 Netanyahu's Predicament: The Era of Easy Wars Is Over
Thanks to the botched operation in Gaza which led to the killing of seven Palestinians and an Israeli army commander, Netanyahu's coalition has begun to disintegrate, merely needing a final push for it to collapse completely.
It all began with the resignation of extremist Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who quit his post two days after the Gaza attack, in protest of the country's "surrender" to Palestinian Resistance.
SHARE Wednesday, November 14, 2018 In Breach of Human Rights, Netanyahu Supports the Death Penalty for Palestinians
Right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is escalating his war on the Palestinian people, although for reasons almost entirely related to Israeli politics. He has just given the green light to legislation that would make it easier for Israeli courts to issue death sentences against Palestinians accused of carrying out "terrorist" acts.
SHARE Wednesday, October 31, 2018 It Is a new era, but China's balancing act will fail in the Middle East
China has maintained a consistent position in support of the Palestinian people, calling for an end to the Israeli Occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. However, Beijing's firm position regarding the rights of Palestinians, seems of little consequence to its relationship with Israel, as joint technological ventures, trade and investments continue to grow unhindered.