Ramzy Baroud, Middle East Monitor

Ramzy Baroud

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Recent articles by Ramzy:

Money, Power and Turf: Winning the Middle East Media War at Any Cost –

It is hardly surprising to see Middle Eastern countries at the bottom of the World Press Freedom Index, as the worst violators of freedom of the press. But equally alarming is the complete polarizatio... → Read More

The unfinished ‘coup’ signals the end of the Netanyahu era and a political earthquake ahead –

Nothing seems to be working for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has tried every trick in the book to save his political career and avoid a possible prison sentence. Nevertheless, for Is... → Read More

Israel’s next move is the real danger in the US decision to normalise illegal Jewish settlements –

It is hardly a major surprise that the US government has finally decreed that illegal Jewish settlements built in defiance of international law are somehow 'consistent' with the said law. US forei... → Read More

Libya’s torture camps: How Italy outsources human rights violations –

In May 2017, local parish priest, Don Edoardo Scordio, was one of 68 people who were detained by Italy's anti-mafia police in the region of Calabria. Scordio, who is currently under house arrest, i... → Read More

How Western media bias allows Israel to getaway with murder in Gaza –

An Israeli attack on Gaza was imminent, and not because of any provocations by Palestinian groups in the besieged, impoverished Gaza Strip. The Israeli military escalation was foreseeable because it f... → Read More

The infallible warrior: Honest reflections on the legacy of Yasser Arafat 15 years after his death –

15 years after the passing of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian people continue to reflect on his legacy. Thousands of images of 'Abu Ammar' have been shared across numerous soci... → Read More

Israel is a ‘Terrorist State’: Seven times Bolivia and Morales took a stance for Palestine –

On November 10 Bolivian President Evo Morales, announced his resignation from office following what was described by his deputy, Álvaro García Linera, as a military coup. Morales' 14 years in o... → Read More

Ready for Execution: The Former Israeli General and his Quest for a New Gaza War –

Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel's newly-founded Kahol Lavan - the Blue and White Party - is the rising star of Israeli politics. The fact that he has the opportunity to finally oust long-serving P... → Read More

Italy's dubious policies in Libya

In pursuit of easy solutions for the refugee crisis and lucrative deals, Italy has become complicit in Libya's abuses. → Read More

Microsoft should not fund Israeli spying on Palestinians –

The act of Palestinian activists covering their faces during anti-Israeli occupation rallies is an old practice that spans decades. The masking of the face, often by Kufyias - traditional Palestinian ... → Read More

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian Christians that nobody is talking about –

Palestine's Christian population is dwindling at an alarming rate. The world's most ancient Christian community is moving elsewhere. And the reason for this is Israel. Christian leaders from Pa... → Read More

The War on Truth: How Israel’s social media trolls conquered Facebook –

On October 9, the social media platform, Facebook, deleted the page of the popular Palestinian news website, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC). This act, which was carried out without even cont... → Read More

The Last Lifeline: The real reason behind Abbas’ call for elections –

The call by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for elections in the Occupied Territories is a political ploy. There will be no true, democratic elections under Abbas' leadership. The real... → Read More

The way to truly defeat Apartheid: A conversation with Na’eem Jeenah and Salim Vally –

'Perhaps the time has come for Palestinians and justice-loving Israelis to imagine a new future,' wrote South African intellectuals and academics, Na'eem Jeenah and Salim Vally, in their essay, ... → Read More

Administrative Torture: Free Heba al-Labadi, a Jordanian Citizen in Israeli Prison –

On August 20, Heba Ahmed al-Labadi fell into the dark hole of the Israeli legal system, joining 413 Palestinian prisoners who are currently held in so-called administrative detention. On September ... → Read More

On Racism and ‘Wild Beasts’: Why Israel besieges Palestinians –

The Israeli Apartheid Wall, which is being built largely on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, once more underscores the ugliness of military occupation. As such, it truly ... → Read More

Palestinians need to learn from South Africa's mistakes

Palestinians who look up to post-apartheid South Africa have to critically examine its many failures. → Read More

The Africa-Palestine Conference: Why South Africa Must Lead the Way –

On September 16, I visited South Africa, a country where many Palestinians have always felt welcomed, if not overwhelmed by the degree of genuine and meaningful solidarity. While having the honor t... → Read More

Netanyahu on Steroids: What a Gantz-led Government Means for Palestine

A Benny Gantz led government in Israel will have the tools to achieve what Netanyahu couldn’t: war on Gaza, and annexation of the West Bank. → Read More

Netanyahu on Steroids: What a Gantz-led Government Means for Palestine –

Experience has taught Palestinians not to pay heed to Israeli elections. But to every rule there is an exception. Although it is still true that no Israeli Zionist leader has ever been kind to the ... → Read More