Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine

Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine

Ramzy Baroud & Romana Rubeo In the past there have been many attempts at holding accused Israeli war criminals accountable. Particularly memorable is the case of the late Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, (known, among other nicknames, as the ‘Butcher of Sabra and Shatila’) whose victims attempted to try him in a Belgian Court in […]

Abbas at the centre of the confusion in Palestine

Abbas at the centre of the confusion in Palestine

The painful truth is that the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas has already ceased to exist as a political body that holds much sway or relevance, either to the Palestinian people or to Abbas’ former benefactors, namely the Israeli and the American governments. So, when the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, announced on […]

Palestinian Journalist Wafaa Aludaini: Both Story and Storyteller

Palestinian Journalist Wafaa Aludaini: Both Story and Storyteller

Ramzy Baroud & Romana Rubeo Wafaa Aludaini is a witness to many of Gaza’s recent tragedies and also never-ending resistance. She experienced the violent Israeli occupation, the subsequent blockade on the impoverished Strip, and several wars that resulted in the death and wounding of tens of thousands of Palestinians. But none of Israel’s wars impacted […]

Israel has played both US and China, until now

Israel has played both US and China, until now

Israel’s balancing act that allowed it to reap America’s unconditional and, often, blind support, while slowly benefiting from China’s growing economic influence and political prestige, is already floundering. Thanks to the heated cold war between the US and Chinese economic superpowers, the Israeli strategy of playing both sides is unlikely to pay dividends in the […]

Placing Palestine Back at the Center of Muslim Discourse in the West

Placing Palestine Back at the Center of Muslim Discourse in the West

It was nearly twenty years ago at a Muslim conference in Washington D.C. that I heard the distressing argument that Palestine should not be made a central topic in the American Muslim political agenda. The point, which took many by surprise, was enunciated by a young American Pakistani Muslim academic, whose name is not important […]

Portugal Leads the Way: How European Countries Fared in Their Treatment of Refugees

Portugal Leads the Way: How European Countries Fared in Their Treatment of Refugees

Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading its tentacles throughout China and eventually to the rest of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO), along with other international groups, sounded the alarm that refugees and migrants are particularly vulnerable to the deadly disease. “We strongly emphasize the need for […]

On Gramsci’s ‘Interregnum’ and Zizek’s Ethnocentric Philosophy

On Gramsci’s ‘Interregnum’ and Zizek’s Ethnocentric Philosophy

Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo With prophecies afoot of the post-Covid19 world, even discredited philosophers such as Slavoj Zizek tried to stage a comeback, offering their own predictions of ‘ideological viruses’, including “the virus of thinking about an alternate society, a society beyond nation-state, a society that actualizes itself in the forms of global solidarity […]

On the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day: April 17

On the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day: April 17

Ramzy Baroud’s latest book, These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons,consists of twenty stories narrated or directly written by Palestinian prisoners. Here is the author’s introduction to the book: FOR MY OPINIONS,” wrote Italian intellectual Antonio Gramsci, “I am willing to lose my life, not only to stay […]

Solidarity in the Age of Coronavirus: What the Arabs Must Do

Solidarity in the Age of Coronavirus: What the Arabs Must Do

While the Coronavirus continues to ravage almost every nation on earth, Arab countries remain unable, or unwilling, to formulate a collective strategy to help the poorest and most vulnerable Arabs survive the deadly virus and its economic fallout. Worse, amid growing international solidarity, we are yet to see a pan-Arab initiative that aims to provide […]

Israeli Weapons Find New Market In India, Europe, Asia

Israeli Weapons Find New Market In India, Europe, Asia

Thanks to the US, Russian, French, Israeli and other weapons manufacturers, the Middle East region is the dumping ground for military hardware. Data released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on March 9 shows that the demand for weapons in the warring region has increased by a whopping 61% between 2015 and 2019. […]