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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award-winning Palestinian American columnist.

Twitter: @rayhanania

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Palestinians must look beyond anti-Trump anger

Nearly two years into President Donald Trump’s term in office, it should be clear to everyone that he is here to stay. And, given the disarray in the leadership of his Democratic critics, he might even get a second term in 2020.

August 08, 2018

Arab voices are vital in Israel’s Knesset: Pity it just lost one

This week, Zouheir Bahloul, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset representing the Zionist Union political party, announced his resignation after the Knesset passed the nation-state law, which pushes the Jewish state further from democracy and closer to apartheid oppression.

August 02, 2018

Why does Erdogan stand out as the champion of Palestinian rights?

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a fearless voice in challenging Israel’s new nation-state law, which subordinates Arab and Muslim rights in the Holy Land and declares the Jewish people to be a superior race above all.

July 25, 2018

People of Khan Al-Ahmar’s existence is being erased

When I read as a young child the story of Anne Frank, the little girl whose Jewish family fled their home to escape Nazi persecution and hid in Amsterdam through most of World War II, it frightened me.

July 05, 2018

US civil rights movement should be Palestinians’ template

Some people learn lessons from the history of racism and the civil rights movement to find their moral compass. Others see civil rights as an impediment and use the experiences to find ways to reinforce racism with excuses.

June 27, 2018

Palestinians must reject rejectionism to achieve peace

Even before details of President Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan is released, Palestinian leaders and activists have already declared it “dead on arrival.”

June 20, 2018

Victims of Israeli violence deserve financial support

Israel is behind a slick and sleazy campaign to demonize the families of Palestinians accused of violence and terrorism against Israeli targets.

June 13, 2018