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By Ramzy Baroud - Dec 12,2017
Now that US President Donald Trump has fully adopted the Israeli right-wing political discourse on Palestine, the Palestinian Authority is in a very tough spot.  “I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said i
By Ramzy Baroud - Dec 06,2017
Pope Francis lost a historical opportunity to truly set his legacy apart from previous Popes. Alas, for him, too, political expediency trumped all else.
By Ramzy Baroud - Nov 28,2017
On November 18, just days before the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Resolution 242, the US State Department took its first step towards severing ties with the Palestinian Liberation Organisation.The timing of this decision could not be any more profound.The first for
By Ramzy Baroud - Nov 21,2017
In a recent talk before Chatham House think tank in London, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approached the issue of a Palestinian state from an intellectual perspective.Before we think of establishing a Palestinian state, he mused, “it is time we reassessed whether
By Ramzy Baroud - Nov 14,2017
Whether the string of scandals now hounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads to his sacking or not matters little.Though nearly half of Israelis polled last July — well before the scandals took a much dirtier turn — believe that Netanyahu is corrupt, a ma
By Ramzy Baroud - Nov 07,2017
The postponing of an Israeli Knesset bill that would have annexed major illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank to the Jerusalem municipality is the result of behind-the-scenes US and, possibly, European pressure.
By Ramzy Baroud - Oct 31,2017
Israeli footprints are becoming more apparent in the US security apparatus. Such a fact does not bode well for ordinary Americans.US Senate Bill S.720 should have been a wake-up call.
By Ramzy Baroud - Oct 24,2017
The reconciliation agreement signed between rival Palestinian parties Hamas and Fateh in Cairo on October 12 was not a national unity accord — at least, not yet.For that to be achieved, the agreement would have to make the interests of the Palestinian people a priority, above fac
By Ramzy Baroud - Oct 17,2017
To understand the United States’ stratagem in the Pacific, and against North Korea in particular, one has to understand the fundamental changes that are under way in that region. China’s clout as an Asian superpower and as a global economic powerhouse has been growing rapidl
By Ramzy Baroud - Oct 10,2017
Some promises are made and kept; others disavowed. The “promise” made by Arthur James Balfour in what became known as the Balfour Declaration to the leaders of the Zionist Jewish community in Britain 100 years ago was only honoured in part: it established a state for the Jew



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