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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Latest Israeli violence is a sign of much worse to come

The increase in violence against Palestinians by Israel’s militant army and the armed Jewish settler movement is part of an intentional strategy by extremists in the Israeli government who have been given the green light to flex their muscles.

January 28, 2023

Palestinians pay price of disunity

With every year that passes, the ability of Palestinians to prosecute the case for their inalienable rights to statehood and independence diminishes.

November 04, 2022

America’s Arab and Muslim leaders failing to produce change

Arab and Muslim Americans tend to live in a fantasy land of their own creation, especially when it comes to US politics. They do not want to hear about it and they do not want to do anything about it.

August 31, 2022

How Palestinians can win support in pro-Israel America

Fighting against Israel’s oppressive apartheid policies is not easy. For example, Israeli soldiers kill an American citizen working for an Arab satellite network and they basically get away with it. They have killed other Americans before. When has Israel been held accountable?

July 19, 2022

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