Eight Urgent ‘Musts’ Needed for Palestinians to Defeat Apartheid

Eight Urgent ‘Musts’ Needed for Palestinians to Defeat Apartheid

By Ramzy Baroud Waiting on Israeli society to change from within is a colossal waste of time, during which the suffering of an entire nation…

Netanyahu the Mythbuster: ‘Special Relationship’ No More

Netanyahu the Mythbuster: ‘Special Relationship’ No More

By Ramzy Baroud Imagine if an American presidential candidate made a plea to his supporters on election day with the following statement: “The Republican administration…

The Secret History of My Geography Teacher, Also Co-founder of Hamas

The Secret History of My Geography Teacher, Also Co-founder of Hamas

By Ramzy Baroud This is not my geography teacher, or, more accurately it is not at all how I remember him. A series of APA…

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…

El Estado Islámico, ¿un fenómeno de Occidente?

El Estado Islámico, ¿un fenómeno de Occidente?

Ramzy Baroud – Traducido del inglés para Rebelión por Sinfo Fernández. Parece como si los dirigentes del denominado “Estado Islámico” (EI) estuvieran recibiendo consejos de…

‘Islamic State’ as a Western Phenomenon: Reimagining the IS Debate

‘Islamic State’ as a Western Phenomenon: Reimagining the IS Debate

By Ramzy Baroud It is as if leaders of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) are getting tips on demonising Muslims from world leading Islamophobes and…

Islamic State as a Western Phenomenon?

Islamic State as a Western Phenomenon?

Not only is IS to a degree an alien movement in the larger body politic of the Middle East, it also seems to be a…

Qu’est-il advenu de l’intellectuel arabe ?

Qu’est-il advenu de l’intellectuel arabe ?

By Ramzy Baroud (Traduction : Info-Palestine.eu – Claude Zurbach) C’était un endroit bondé et poussiéreux où les taxis délabrés attendaient des passagers, entourés de vendeurs de…

The Arab Intellectual is Resting, Not Dead

The Arab Intellectual is Resting, Not Dead

By Ramzy Baroud Whenever a new poem by Mahmoud Darwish was published in al-Quds newspaper, I rushed over to Abu Aymen’s newsstand that was located…

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…

Netanyahu the Mythbuster: ‘Special Relationship’ No More

Netanyahu the Mythbuster: ‘Special Relationship’ No More

By Ramzy Baroud Imagine if an American presidential candidate made a plea to his supporters on election day with the following statement: “The Republican administration…

Islamic State as a Western Phenomenon?

Islamic State as a Western Phenomenon?

Not only is IS to a degree an alien movement in the larger body politic of the Middle East, it also seems to be a…

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…

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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