Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award-winning former Chicago City Hall political reporter and columnist. He can be reached on his personal website at

Twitter: @RayHanania 

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Arab and Muslim Americans’ ‘moral flight’ from Biden far from pointless

The biased left-wing American news media, which favors the reelection of President Joe Biden next year, knows it has a big problem in the face of Arab and Muslim American anger over Israel’s violence in Gaza.

December 06, 2023

Americans finally beginning to see through the pro-Israel propaganda

Israel’s government has always enjoyed preferential treatment in the US, despite its many war crimes, its violence and even its killings of American citizens.

November 22, 2023

How anti-war protesters can get regular Americans on their side

Sometimes I wonder if Arab and Muslim Americans understand that, to change the country, you have to connect with Americans in a compelling and reasoned manner, not pander to their own communities.

November 08, 2023

Vietnam and Gaza: How truth will change American attitudes

Israel has always had the upper hand both in violence and the propaganda war against the Palestinians, with the backing of Western politicians and a heavily slanted news media. 

November 01, 2023

Gaza war should change how Arab and Muslim Americans vote

The Gaza War should be an eyeopener for every Arab and Muslim American and wake them up to the reality of US politics.  

October 18, 2023

Can the US trust Israel to live up to its visa waiver agreement? 

President Joe Biden last month allowed Israel to join the US’ Visa Waiver Program — an important decision that grants special privileges to Israeli citizens who enter the country. 

October 04, 2023

US presidential election 2024: Ramaswamy might be Arab Americans’ only real option

For most candidates who want to become president of the US, the debate over Israel will focus almost exclusively on who supports it the most aggressively.

September 27, 2023

Arab Americans finally give themselves a chance of empowerment

The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee last week launched the Arab American Business Advisory Council, which will focus on providing an important new service to the community.

July 19, 2023