Mending ‘Axis of Resistance': Hamas Goes Back to Square One

Mending ‘Axis of Resistance': Hamas Goes Back to Square One

By Ramzy Baroud Despite its success in repelling Israeli military advances in Gaza, Hamas’s regional political manoeuvres of recent years are not bearing fruit. Jointly…

Dear Syria: From One Refugee to Another

Dear Syria: From One Refugee to Another

By Ramzy Baroud Whenever the word “refugee” is uttered, I think of my mother. When Zionist militias began their systematic onslaught and “cleansing” of the…

Time to Move out: The Problem with Mahmoud Abbas and His Authority

Time to Move out: The Problem with Mahmoud Abbas and His Authority

By Ramzy Baroud It was the moment many had been waiting for. On January 2, Palestine’s United Nations envoy, Riyad Mansour formally requested membership at…

5 Reasons Why 2014 was a Game Changer in Palestine

5 Reasons Why 2014 was a Game Changer in Palestine

By Ramzy Baroud In terms of losses in human lives, 2014 has been a horrific year for Palestinians, surpassing the horrors of both 2008 and…

The Mockingjay of Palestine: ‘If We Burn, You Burn with Us’

The Mockingjay of Palestine: ‘If We Burn, You Burn with Us’

By Ramzy Baroud Raed Mu’anis was my best friend. The small scar on top of his left eyebrow was my doing at the age of…

PFLP Soul-searching: The Rise and Fall of Palestine’s Socialists

PFLP Soul-searching: The Rise and Fall of Palestine’s Socialists

By Ramzy Baroud The PFLP is back in the headlines after a recent attack in Jerusalem, raising questions about the current relevance of the group…

Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?

Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?

By Ramzy Baroud When a journalist tries to do a historian’s job, the outcome can be quite interesting. Using history as a side note in…

Phantoms of the Past: Britain’s Vote on Palestine is a Nonstarter

Phantoms of the Past: Britain’s Vote on Palestine is a Nonstarter

By Ramzy Baroud It would be intellectually dishonest to reflect on the British House of Commons’ vote of Monday, 13 October, on a Palestinian state…

Obama’s Admission Not Enough: US Spin on Middle East Violence Must Change

Obama’s Admission Not Enough: US Spin on Middle East Violence Must Change

By Ramzy Baroud Truly, US President Barack Obama’s recent call to address the root causes of violence, including that of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS)…

Parking Space Terrorism: Time for Action after Killing of Three US Muslims

Parking Space Terrorism: Time for Action after Killing of Three US Muslims

By Ramzy Baroud The murder of three American Muslims at a University of North Carolina condominium on Tuesday, 10 February, was no ordinary murder, nor…

Mending ‘Axis of Resistance': Hamas Goes Back to Square One

Mending ‘Axis of Resistance': Hamas Goes Back to Square One

By Ramzy Baroud Despite its success in repelling Israeli military advances in Gaza, Hamas’s regional political manoeuvres of recent years are not bearing fruit. Jointly…

La « Grande Guerre » du Sinaï : comment on perd une « Guerre contre le Terrorisme »

La « Grande Guerre » du Sinaï : comment on perd une « Guerre contre le Terrorisme »

Quittant les marges de la politique égyptienne, la Péninsule du Sinaï est devenue incontestablement centrale, et l’homme fort de l’Egypte, le Président al-Sissi, se retrouve…

The ‘Great War’ of Sinai: How to Lose a ‘War on Terror’

The ‘Great War’ of Sinai: How to Lose a ‘War on Terror’

By Ramzy Baroud The Sinai Peninsula has moved from the margins of the Egyptian body politic to the uncontested centre, as Egypt’s strong man –…

Dear Syria: From One Refugee to Another

Dear Syria: From One Refugee to Another

By Ramzy Baroud Whenever the word “refugee” is uttered, I think of my mother. When Zionist militias began their systematic onslaught and “cleansing” of the…

‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts': Things I Learned Writing about the Middle East

‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts': Things I Learned Writing about the Middle East

By Ramzy Baroud Writing about and reporting the Middle East is not an easy task, especially during these years of turmoil and upheaval. While physical…

Political Prophecies: Sealing the Fate of al-Aqsa

Political Prophecies: Sealing the Fate of al-Aqsa

By Ramzy Baroud Israel’s decision to shut down al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday, 30 October, is not just a gross violation of the religious rights of…

Parking Space Terrorism: Time for Action after Killing of Three US Muslims

Parking Space Terrorism: Time for Action after Killing of Three US Muslims

By Ramzy Baroud The murder of three American Muslims at a University of North Carolina condominium on Tuesday, 10 February, was no ordinary murder, nor…

Lessons that Hollande Failed to Learn from Bush’s Blunders

Lessons that Hollande Failed to Learn from Bush’s Blunders

By Ramzy Baroud Francois Hollande is not a popular president. No matter how hard the “socialist” leader tries to impress, there never seems to be…

War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

By Ramzy Baroud It is still not about Islam, even if the media and militants attacking western targets say so. Actually, it never was. But…

‘I Can’t Breathe': Racism and War in America and Beyond

‘I Can’t Breathe': Racism and War in America and Beyond

By Ramzy Baroud America’s ruling elites are blatant in their intentions of maintaining “white privilege” at home and economic dominance by military means abroad. Their…

‘Defined Voices': Giap, Wallace, and the Never-Ending Battle for Freedom

‘Defined Voices': Giap, Wallace, and the Never-Ending Battle for Freedom

By Ramzy Baroud “Nothing is more precious than freedom,” is quoted as being attributed to Vo Nguyen Giap, a Vietnamese General that led his country…

Rohingya Population Control: The Onslaught in Burma Continues

Rohingya Population Control: The Onslaught in Burma Continues

By Ramzy Baroud On April 21, the BBC obtained disturbing video footage shot in Burma. It confirmed extreme reports of what has been taking place…

The Pain of Bangladesh: T-shirts Made with Blood and Tears

The Pain of Bangladesh: T-shirts Made with Blood and Tears

By Ramzy Baroud As they spoke to a BBC correspondent in their run-down room which they call home in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a man sobbed as…

Hungering for Freedom at Guantanamo: Obama’s Legacy of Broken Promises

Hungering for Freedom at Guantanamo: Obama’s Legacy of Broken Promises

By Ramzy Baroud The Guantanamo Bay prison is a glaring attestation to the state of political indecision which the United States has experienced since President…

War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

By Ramzy Baroud It is still not about Islam, even if the media and militants attacking western targets say so. Actually, it never was. But…

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

By Ramzy Baroud As I was finalizing my research for this article, I found myself browsing through a heap of hilarious videos by mostly Egyptian…

Nakhwa without Borders: Gaza and the End of ‘Arab Gallantry’

Nakhwa without Borders: Gaza and the End of ‘Arab Gallantry’

By Ramzy Baroud On its own the Arabic word al-Nakhwa, means “gallantry.” Combined with the word “al-Arabiya” – “Arab gallantry” – the term becomes loaded…

Principles to Guide the Young Activist

Principles to Guide the Young Activist

By Ramzy Baroud In a recent radio interview with a National Public Radio affiliate in Juneau, Alaska, I was asked if I had advice for…

Of Boston Bombings and Twisted Logic

By Ramzy Baroud We still do not know much about the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, apart from information passed on by the media…

Exploited and Misused: The Impossible Discourse of the ‘Arab Spring’

Exploited and Misused: The Impossible Discourse of the ‘Arab Spring’

By Ramzy Baroud A reductionist discourse is one that selectively tailors its reading of subject matters in such a way as to only yield desired…

Understanding Hamas at 25: Beyond the Tired Language

Understanding Hamas at 25: Beyond the Tired Language

By Ramzy Baroud “In a moment of high theatre he dropped to his knees, placed his lips on the ground and kissed the land he has…

The Revolution Will Be Televised, and also Manipulated

The Revolution Will Be Televised, and also Manipulated

By Ramzy Baroud In the final days of the Libyan conflict, as NATO conducted a nonstop bombing campaign, an Aljazeera Arabic television correspondent’s actions raised…

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