Author Archives: Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo

‘One state is a game changer’: A conversation with Ilan Pappe and Awad Abdelfattah on the One Democratic State Campaign

As the US ruling elites have fully succumbed to Israel’s political discourse on Palestine, the Israeli government of right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, may feel that it, alone, is capable of determining the future of the Palestinian people. Continue reading

‘Palestine is still the issue’: UN vote exposes, isolates Canada

A national political nominating convention, as the Democrats have just completed, is, to be sure, a mutual admiration event. A steady stream of speakers led to the finale with the acceptance speech by the presidential candidate, Joe Biden. But the Convention has another declared purpose: to show the country what the Democratic Party stands for and the future it wishes to shape for the American people. Continue reading

Will the ICC investigation bring justice for Palestine?

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 2002. Continue reading

What you need to know about the ICC investigation of war crimes in occupied Palestine

Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has, once and for all, settled the doubts on the court’s jurisdiction to investigate war crimes committed in occupied Palestine. Continue reading

Portugal leads the way: How European countries fared in their treatment of refugees

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. Continue reading

The ‘Great Game’ is afoot: Killing Soleimani reflects US desperation in the Middle East

By killing top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, American and Israeli leaders demonstrated the idiom ‘out of the frying pan into the fire.’ Continue reading

Gaza rallies for Caracas: On the West’s dangerous game in Venezuela

Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of besieged Gaza to show their support of the democratically-elected government of Venezuela and it’s legitimate leader, President Nicolas Maduro. Continue reading