Ramzy Baroud writes Abbas is not serious about terminating the agreements with Israel. Instead, this is a strategy of protracted inaction and ambiguity.
The Palestinian Authority is facing its most serious existential threat yet: bowing down to Kushner or insisting on returning to a dead political paradigm that was constructed, then abandoned, by Washington.
What if the Coronavirus reaches the besieged Gaza Strip? While the question carries great urgency for all Palestinians living under Israel’s military occupation, the Gaza situation is particularly complex and extremely worrying.
Iran’s next move following the U.S. assassination of top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani will define the Iranian-US-Israeli relations in the region for years to come, and will further intensify the ongoing regional and international “Great Game”, on full display throughout the Middle East.
The act of Palestinian activists covering their faces during anti-Israeli occupation rallies is an old practice that spans decades. Ramzy Baroud writes now Palestinians should be more worried than ever, as NBC discovered Microsoft has funded the Israeli firm AnyVision, which supplied the IDF with facial recognition software.
Ramzy Baroud writes the call by Mahmoud Abbas for elections is a ploy. “There will be no true, democratic elections under Abbas’ leadership. The real question is why did he make the call in the first place?”
Ramzy Baroud writes, “Of the dozens of Palestinian and Arab prisoners I interviewed in recent months for a soon-to-be-published volume on the history of the Palestinian prison experience, every single one of them underwent a prolonged process of torture during the initial interrogation, that often extended for months.”
On a recent trip to South Africa Ramzy Baroud found many South Africans are always ready to take their solidarity with Palestine to a whole new level. However, there is a general feeling that decisive political moves can prove costly for the country.
The United Nations’ World Refugee Day, observed annually on June 20, should not merely represent a reminder of “the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.” It should also be an opportunity for the international community to truly understand and actively work towards finding a sustainable remedy to forced displacement.