Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award-winning former Chicago City Hall political reporter and columnist. He can be reached on his personal website at

Twitter: @RayHanania 

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Israeli human rights violations likely to worsen

The only time any government declares a human rights organization to be a terrorist group is when that organization is shining a bright light on its human rights violations.

October 27, 2021

Afghan turmoil helps Israel suppress media coverage of its abuses

The “shock and awe” surrounding the swift Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has created a perfect distraction for Israel as it steps up its violence against Palestinians.

August 18, 2021

Israel’s hypocritical targeting of Sheikh Jarrah homes

The government of Israel displays a great deal of hypocrisy in pursuing many of its racist, apartheid policies, including, most recently, its attempts to evict non-Jews from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

August 03, 2021

Moderate Israelis can help achieve two-state solution

The strongest force pushing for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not coming from the Arab world or the Arab American community — it is coming from the Jewish community.

April 21, 2021