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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award-winning Palestinian American columnist.

Twitter: @rayhanania

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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

Christian Arabs in US could be region’s hidden advantage

When Donald Trump announced the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he wasn’t just doing it to appease Israel’s government. He was doing it to appease a significant voter base in America, Evangelical Christians.

December 14, 2017

Move the embassy, recognize Jerusalem — then watch the region explode

So many people in the Middle East viewed the potential role Donald Trump would play as president would be to bring change to the region. They bought into the biased coverage of the liberal mainstream American news media, which focused on his ability to sow seeds of anger and even hatred.

December 07, 2017

Highlighting companies that contribute to abuses of Palestinians

There are two Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movements, which can be confusing.

November 30, 2017

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