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

Twitter: @RamzyBaroud

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World must realize Sheikh Jarrah is the norm, not the exception

There are two separate Sheikh Jarrah stories: One that can be read or watched in the media and another that receives little coverage or due analysis.

May 10, 2021

Abbas can’t make opposition disappear by canceling elections

Friday’s decision by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to “postpone” the upcoming elections, which would have been the first in 15 years, will deepen Palestinian division and could signal the collapse of the Fatah movement, at least in its current form.

May 03, 2021

May the voices of the oppressed be heard this Ramadan

The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Palestine, especially in Gaza, has reached record highs this month, largely due to the arrival of a greatly contagious variant that was first identified in the UK.

April 19, 2021

Confrontation looms due to continued Israeli land theft

Palestinian man Atef Yousef Hanaysha was on Friday killed by Israeli occupation forces during a weekly protest against illegal settlement expansion in Beit Dajan, near Nablus, in the northern West Bank.

March 22, 2021

Biden’s China policy likely to be doomed from the start

A much-anticipated foreign policy move by the US Biden administration on how to counter China’s unhindered economic growth and political ambitions came in the form of a virtual summit on Friday, linking America with India, Australia and Japan.

March 15, 2021

Palestine’s impossible democracy dilemma

Many Palestinian intellectuals and political analysts find themselves in the unenviable position of having to declare a stance on whether they support or reject upcoming Palestinian elections that are scheduled for May 22 and July 30. But there are no easy answers.

March 08, 2021