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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Netanyahu’s boomerang effect on US public opinion

Despite the massive sums of money spent to channel public opinion in the United States in favor of Israel, unmistakable trends in opinion polls are attesting to the changing dynamics of Israel’s support among ordinary Americans.

February 13, 2018

Whitewashing the genocide in Myanmar

Although the genocide of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar has gathered greater media attention in recent months, there is no indication that the international community is prepared to act in any meaningful way, thus leaving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded in border camps betwe

January 29, 2018

Now is the time to revive King’s beautiful struggle

On Jan. 15, millions of Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. His famous “I Have a Dream” speech was repeated numerous times in media outlets as a reminder of the evil of racism, which is being resurrected in a most pronounced way in American society. 

January 22, 2018

The genesis of Israeli violence

Hardly a day passes without a prominent Israeli politician or intellectual making an outrageous stateme

January 15, 2018

America’s military path in Africa

There is a real — but largely concealed — conflict taking place throughout the African continent. It involves the United States, a reinvigorated Russia and a rising China, and the outcome is likely to define the future of the continent and its global outlook.

January 09, 2018

‘Race law’ takes Jerusalem a step closer to being a Jewish-only city

The Israeli government is planning a series of measures aimed at fully denying Palestinians their legal rights in Jerusalem and precluding any peace settlement based on sharing the city between Israel and a future Palestinian state.

January 03, 2018

Palestinians need new leaders and a new strategy

The year 2017 will be remembered as the one in which the so-called “peace process,” at least in its American formulation, ended. And with its demise, the political framework that has been the foundation for US foreign policy in the Middle East has also collapsed.

December 25, 2017

Whitewashing of terrorism debate will harm the US

Within hours of Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi immigrant, allegedly detonating a pipe bomb in New York City on Dec. 11, severely injuring himself and wounding four others, a most comprehensive official and media narrative emerged. 

December 18, 2017

Palestinians ready for a new beginning

Now that the American mask has completely slipped, Palestinians require an urgent rethink in their own political priorities, alliances and national liberation strategy.

December 12, 2017