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By Ramzy Baroud - Jul 19,2017
Early October 2016, Misbah Abu Sbeih left his wife and five children at home and then drove to an Israeli security station in occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem.The 39-year-old Jerusalemite was scheduled to hand himself over to serve a term of four months in jail for, allegedly,
By Ramzy Baroud - Jul 11,2017
Two officers sought me from within a crowd at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. They seemed to know who I was. They asked me to follow them, and I obliged.
By Ramzy Baroud - Jul 04,2017
No matter how hard White House officials try, they cannot construct a coherent “Trump doctrine” that would make sense amid the chaos that has afflicted US foreign policy in recent months.However, this chaos is not entirely the making of President Donald Trump.Since 1945, the Unit
By Ramzy Baroud - Jun 21,2017
The United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, seems to be championing a single cause: Israel.When Haley speaks about Israel, her language is not merely emotive or tailored to fit the need of a specific occasion; rather, her words are resolute, consistent and ma
By Ramzy Baroud - Jun 13,2017
The typical newsroom setup, where journalists chase after news headlines dictated by some centralised news gathering agency — often based in some Western capital — does not suffice anymore.In the case of much of the Middle East, the news narrative has been defined by others and d
By Ramzy Baroud - Jun 06,2017
There is a saying that goes: “Be careful what you wish for, for you may get it.”This has been Israel’s dilemma from the very beginning.The Zionist movement, which held its first conference in Basel, Switzerland, 120 years ago, wanted Palestine, but not the Palestinians.
By Ramzy Baroud - May 30,2017
As if he had, overnight, been transformed into a master politician, US President Donald Trump’s 27-hour trip to Israel left many analysts mystified.Quoting former Israeli political adviser Mitchell Barack, The New York Times referred to Trump as the “Liberace of world leader
By Ramzy Baroud - May 23,2017
Bat-Hen Epstein Elias’s long article on Iranian Jews is interesting. Parts of it, in fact, are heart warming.
By Ramzy Baroud - May 16,2017
The Israeli Knesset (parliament) has hurriedly passed a new bill that defines Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people”.Although the association between Jewishness and Israel goes back to the foundation of the state, the new law also carries clear discriminatory elements
By Ramzy Baroud - May 09,2017
Now that the Palestinian Islamic Movement Hamas has officially changed its charter, one should not immediately assume that the decision is, in itself, an act of political maturity.Undoubtedly, Hamas’ first charter, which was released to the public in August 1988, reflected a

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