Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud has been writing about the Middle East for over 20 years. He is an internationally syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author of several books, and the founder of

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My family’s home is and always will be Beit Daras

When Google Earth was initially released in 2001, I immediately rushed to locate a village that no longer exists on a map and which now delineates a whole different reality.

May 14, 2018

Palestinians only want to fight for freedom, not factionalism

The Gaza border protests must be understood in the context of the Israeli occupation, the siege and the long-delayed “right of return” for Palestinian refugees. However, they should also be appreciated in a parallel context: Palestine’s own factionalism and infighting.

May 07, 2018

Palestinians must ensure Gaza border victims’ blood is not spilled in vain

Three more Palestinians were killed and 611 wounded last Friday, when tens of thousands of Gazans continued their largely non-violent protests at the Gaza-Israel border.

May 01, 2018

Why Israel feels threatened by popular resistance in Palestine

Why did Israel kill 27 unarmed Gaza protesters and wound over 2,000 on Friday, March 30, and on the following days, when they clearly posed no threat to Israeli soldiers?

April 08, 2018

Banna’s voice a key weapon in Palestine’s cultural war 

Rim Banna passed away at the age of 51. Her death on March 24 after a decade-long battle with cancer brought grief to Palestinians everywhere. Rim, a Palestinian Christian from Nazareth, united the Palestinian people across political and geographic divides. 

April 02, 2018

PA the biggest loser in failure of ‘peace process’

The “deal of the century” is a farce. We suspected that, of course, but, upon his return from Washington, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed in more detail why the long-anticipated US plan has no basis in reality.

March 27, 2018

Is this the beginning of the end of Palestinian reconciliation?

While on his way to the besieged Gaza Strip last week, two 33-pound bombs targeted the convoy of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.

March 19, 2018