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Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud is a journalist and the Editor of the Palestine Chronicle. He is the author of five books. His latest is &lsquoThese Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons&rsquo. Baroud is a Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA) and also at the Afro-Middle East Center (AMEC).

The war is lost, so why is Netanyahu still killing civilians in Rafah?

Just hours after Israel carried out a gruesome massacre of displaced Palestinians in the Tel Al-Sultan area west of Rafah in the Gaza Strip on 26 May, it carried out yet another massacre in the Al-Mawasi area.

Beyond two state solution – Why recognizing the State of Palestine is important

To truly appreciate the recent decision by Ireland, Spain and Norway to recognize the State of Palestine, the subject has to be placed in proper context.

For the Love of Gaza

When I first arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport on July 24, 1994, I was both scared and torn by guilt.

Nakba resurrected – How the Gaza Resistance ended segmentation of Palestine

Inadvertently, Israel has pressed the reset button on its war with the Palestinian people, taking back the so-called conflict to square one.

Israel wants to destroy Gaza and annex the West Bank, but what do the Palestinians want?

What is taking place in occupied Palestine is not a conflict between more or less equals, but a straightforward case of illegal military occupation, apartheid, ethnic cleansing and outright genocide by one, heavily-armed side — Israel — against the largely unarmed other, the Palestinians.

What should we expect from the US intifada for Gaza?

The mass protests at dozens of US universities cannot be reduced to a stifling and misleading conversation about anti-Semitism. Thousands of American students across the country are not protesting, risking their own futures and safety because of some pathological hatred of the Jewish people.

The ideological coup: How disciples of Kahane became the new face of Israel

Throughout history, fringe religious Zionist parties have had limited success in achieving the kind of electoral victories that would allow them an actual share in the country’s political decision-making.

Feeding war, killing peace: Why the US vetoed ‘Palestine’?

The outcome of the Palestine vote and the American veto at the United Nations Security Council on 18 April was predictable.

Cruelty of language: Leaked NY Times memo reveals moral depravity of US media

The New York Times (NYT) coverage of the Israeli carnage in Gaza, like that of other mainstream US media, is a disgrace to journalism.

When Namibia stands up to Germany, it shows that Gaza has revolutionized the Global South

The distance between Gaza and Namibia is measured in terms of thousands of kilometers, but the historical distance is much closer.

Killing humanitarian workers as a strategy: Israel’s endgame in Gaza

Israel described its clearly deliberate killing of seven humanitarian aid workers in Gaza on 1 April as a “grave mistake”, a “tragic event” of a kind that “happens in war”.

Irremediable defeat: Israel’s other unwinnable war

Historically, wars tend to unite Israelis, but not any more. It’s not that Israelis do not agree with Benjamin Netanyahu’s war aims; they simply do not believe that the prime minister is the man who can win this supposedly existential fight.

Complicit in genocide: Where Israel gets its weapons from

Over 9,000 Palestinian women have been killed since the start of Israel’s war against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

US foreign policy is prolonging Israel’s genocide in Gaza

When a country’s foreign policy as large and significant as that of the United States is governed by a case of cognitive dissonance, terrible things happen.

Words vs. action: A supplication for Gaza, and humanity

“All we can do for Gaza is just offer our Du’a.” This is an oft-repeated statement by enraged Arabs and Muslims who feel helpless before the Israeli genocide in Gaza.

To save Israel: The US is destroying the international system it once constructed

In a conversation in 2020 with Princeton Professor Emeritus, Richard Falk, he told me that historically, colonized nations that have won the legitimacy war have always won their freedom.

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