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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If Israel doesn’t want to be called an apartheid state, it should stop acting like one

Many people in Israel and supporters of the country continue to live in denial rather than accept the reality that it commits some of the worst war crimes in the world.

July 20, 2021

Will the ghosts of Lifta come back to haunt Israel?

Every Palestinian knows the story of Lifta, a small village on a hillside near the city of Jerusalem. During its war to conquer Palestinian-majority areas of Palestine in 1947 and 1948, Israel ethnically cleansed and eventually destroyed more than 530 Palestinian villages.

July 14, 2021

Critics hammer PA but are silent on Hamas

There is, apparently, one benefit of being labeled a terrorist organization: It means you don’t have to be held accountable for your immoral leadership.

July 07, 2021

Peace is possible in a Palestine-Israel confederation

Josef Avesar has proved one thing with his experimental Israeli Palestinian Confederation (IPC) plan, which he came up with several years ago: If you leave it up to the people, and remove the politicians, the chances of achieving peace will be so much greater.

June 30, 2021

Israeli government’s policies stink worse than its skunk water

I last week watched many videos of Israeli soldiers spraying so-called skunk water to disperse Palestinian protesters at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate. I didn’t read about it in the mainstream media, which is censored by Israel’s government. I saw it on social media.

June 23, 2021