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

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UN lectern offers leaders chance to set agenda 

The UN General Assembly held its 74th session last week and I left there with some new appreciation for the international organization’s members.

October 02, 2019

Omar needs to make a choice: Serve as an Arab or a Muslim

Rep. Ilhan Omar tears up as she speaks about Trump administration policies towards Muslim immigrants. (Reuters)

April 18, 2019

How MBS went in to bat for the Arab world

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia last week shattered many of the negative stereotypes about the Arab world that persist in America, and have defined the contentious relationship between the two.

March 28, 2018

How can Israel be a ‘democracy’ while allowing racism?

Israel has adopted 65 laws that allow it to discriminate against non-Jews, even though its defenders claim that’s a stretch. Some of the laws they assert were actually approved by the British when they controlled Palestine during the post-First World War Mandate given to them by the League of Nat

March 21, 2018