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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award-winning Palestinian American columnist.

Twitter: @rayhanania

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Arab American empowerment continues to grow

Many ethnic and racial groups have faced discrimination in America before eventually overcoming it. For example, Illinois candidate for Governor Chris Kennedy, the son of assassinated US Senator Robert F.

February 21, 2018

Israel’s war on Palestinians is a war on facts

To the world, Ahmad Jarrar was a “terrorist” who murdered “innocent” Israeli Rabbi Raziel Shevach near his settlement outside of Nablus last month.

February 14, 2018

Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism

It is not hard to understand the frustration and anger Palestinians and Arabs feel in the face of continued abuse by Israel’s government, whose policies are not only destroying any chance of peace, but also encouraging more violence and death.

February 07, 2018

US must recognize and give rights to Arab-Americans

The Unites States Census Bureau announced last week that it will not include the term “Middle Eastern or North African” in its next census in 2020. The decision ensures that not even a diluted effort to count the number of Arabs in America will be conducted. 

January 31, 2018

65 Israeli laws that discriminate against non-Jews

Immediately after taking power in 1933, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party — commonly known as the Nazi Party — began a program called “Aryanization” to strip Jews of their rights. The intent was to make Germany an “Aryan” state, using “laws” to force Jews to leave.

January 18, 2018

Defying Israel with the help of Martin Luther King

This month, America will commemorate the anniversary of the birth of iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who used non-violent protests to challenge racist and discriminatory practices by local and federal governments and agencies.

January 10, 2018

The significance of the insignificant in Israeli assault on truth

There is no boundary for Israel’s atrocities; a lesson Arabs should understand and take into account when addressing Israel’s political actions. 

January 03, 2018

Ahed Tamimi fuels the Palestinian revolution

On Dec. 15, Israeli soldiers shot 14-year-old Palestinian Mohammad Fadel Tamimi in the face at close range during protests in Nabi Saleh, a small village of about 600 people some 20 miles north of occupied Jerusalem.

December 27, 2017

Confronting Iran is cornerstone of confronting extremism

In his national security and defense speech on Monday, US President Donald Trump put Iran and North Korea in the crosshairs of a new, more aggressive foreign policy aimed at confronting extremism and terrorism.

December 21, 2017