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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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

Biden’s pro-Israel ICC stance rankles with Arab Americans

US President Joe Biden’s move to oppose the decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate potential war crimes in the Occupied Territories jeopardizes all of the promises he has given and actions he has taken to empower Arab Americans.

March 10, 2021

Israel’s supporters attack critics to avoid the issues

Whenever someone criticizes Israel, the first thing you hear is that they are “anti-Semitic.” There is a simple reason for this: Israel’s supporters use accusations of anti-Semitism as a means of silencing the critics and preventing a public discussion on the issues.

February 24, 2021