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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Latest Israeli violence is a sign of much worse to come

The increase in violence against Palestinians by Israel’s militant army and the armed Jewish settler movement is part of an intentional strategy by extremists in the Israeli government who have been given the green light to flex their muscles.

January 28, 2023

The boycott of the Palestinian flag will backfire

Sometimes you need a crazy person to do something crazy to remind people about where the line of decency and justice and righteousness really lies.

January 22, 2023

It is time for the EU to get tough on Iran

A group of former European Parliament members this week participated in a panel discussion regarding the failure of the EU to take tough action in response to Iran’s brutal oppression of protesters.

January 12, 2023

Netanyahu’s extremist coalition may have a silver lining

Israel’s indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to court the country’s most extreme political parties to protect himself and others from criminal prosecution may be the best thing to happen to the long-dormant peace process in years.

January 04, 2023

Netanyahu’s extremists will undermine Abraham Accords

The irrepressibly buoyant and resilient Benjamin Netanyahu proved his critics wrong when he forged a far-right coalition that dominated Israel’s elections last month and stormed his way back to power.

December 21, 2022

Netanyahu’s strength is his rivals’ fear

Benjamin Netanyahu will most likely soon be sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister, representing a growing movement toward extremism in the country’s politics.

December 08, 2022

Israelis get a mild taste of their own brutal medicine

Throughout the spectacular World Cup competition in Qatar, Israeli journalists have spent more time reporting on how they have been “poorly treated” by Arabs there than on football.

November 30, 2022

US politics behind FBI probe of Abu Akleh killing

Israeli sources, rather than American, announced this week that the FBI was launching an investigation into the May 11 killing of American Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

November 16, 2022