Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award-winning Palestinian American columnist.

Twitter: @rayhanania

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A free pass to abuse women, if your politics are right

When the influential Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s years of sexual harassment were exposed, it pulled another layer off the reality of American life under the rich and powerful.

November 22, 2017

Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitism (just ask Prince Charles)

The tendency of Israel to describe any criticism of its policies as anti-Semitism thwarts the Middle East peace effort and enables extremists to fan the flames of conflict. It also makes it easy for Israelis to denounce anyone who challenges their extremism or violence. 

November 16, 2017

Anger is not a strategy for Palestinian rights

The Arab activist community was abuzz last week about the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a political document that pushed aside Christian and Muslim rights to declare the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

November 09, 2017

Christian Arabs hardly receive any support from the Arab world

Shady Srour, a Palestinian-Christian filmmaker based in Nazareth, has produced a comedic film called “Holy Air,” which has received huge promotional support from Israeli activists.

November 03, 2017

BDS extremists are playing into their enemies’ hands

By the time Hurricane Harvey ended its destruction of the Gulf of Mexico and the Texas coast in August, 75 people had lost their lives. The category 4 hurricane caused more than $180 billion of damage to businesses and property.

October 26, 2017

Anger and confrontation will not help the Palestinian cause

Among the first two people who recruited me to activism after I completed military service in the Vietnam War were the Palestinian scholar Ibrahim Abu-Lughod and the Egyptian scholar M. Cherif Bassiouni.

October 19, 2017

Trump’s ‘breath of fresh air’ is an ill wind for Palestinians

As tensions rise between Palestinians and Israelis, there are signs that President Donald Trump may soon unveil a new peace plan.

October 11, 2017

The complex politicization of race and American sports

Last year, American football player Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the US national anthem before his games, claiming he could not show pride for a country that “oppresses black people.” He distorted a very complicated issue of race to make a political point about events taking place in

October 06, 2017

Whatever his faith or ethnicity, this killer was a terrorist

Every time there is an act of mass violence in America, as an Arab American who most think is Muslim, I shudder with fear.

October 02, 2017

Why Arabs in the US are their own worst enemy

The Arab and Muslim community in America has many problems. They are often the same problems that Arabs and Muslims face around the world, including the Arab and Muslim worlds.

September 28, 2017