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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award-winning Palestinian American columnist.

Twitter: @rayhanania

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Arabs' long wait for Oscars pride goes on

At no moment in American life do Arabs feel so marginalized each year than during the presentation of the Oscars at the Academy Awards. This past Sunday, the Oscars marked their 90th year celebrating “great” movies.

March 07, 2018

Why we should end all contact with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas may not have the best communications team to convey his words and deeds, but he has been consistent from day one.

February 28, 2018

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