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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Just how does Biden differ from Trump on Palestine?

When Joe Biden was declared the winner of the US presidential election last November, expectations in Ramallah were high. A Biden administration, in contrast to the brazenly pro-Israel Trump leadership, would surely be much fairer to Palestinians, the thinking went at the time.

October 25, 2021

Author’s Israel boycott turns spotlight on cultural genocide in Palestine

The pro-Israel crowd on social media was quick to pounce on Sally Rooney after the award-winning Irish novelist declared that she had “chosen not to sell translation rights of her best-selling novel ‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’ to an Israeli-based publishing house.”

October 18, 2021

Heroes or parasites: Europe’s self-serving politics on refugees

Language is politics and politics is power. This is why the misuse of language is particularly disturbing, especially when the innocent and vulnerable pay the price.

October 11, 2021

Palestinians demolish Israel’s security myths

A quarter of a century before Israel was established on the ruins of historic Palestine, Russian Jewish Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky argued that a Jewish state in Palestine could only survive if it existed “behind an iron wall” of defense.

September 13, 2021

New understanding of Afghanistan is a must

For 20 years, two dominant narratives have shaped our view of the illegal US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, and neither of these narratives would readily accept the use of such terms as “illegal,” “invasion” and “occupation.”

August 30, 2021

Jenin highlights Israel’s fear of armed rebellion

The killing of four young Palestinians by Israeli soldiers in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank on Aug. 16 is a consequential event, the repercussions of which are sure to be felt in the coming weeks and months.

August 23, 2021