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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Interfaith support can ensure good overcomes evil

One question I frequently get asked by my fellow Americans is, “Why don’t Muslims and Arabs denounce violence?” This is incredible because I know that they do so all the time. The question comes from a lingering racism that is fueled by naivete on the part of most Americans.

January 19, 2022

Israeli killings of Palestinians are brushed aside unless victim is American

Coverage of violence by Israeli soldiers and armed settlers follows a distinct pattern in which the Israelis defend their actions and describe the victims as “terrorists.”

January 14, 2022

US turns a blind eye to Israeli violence against Palestinians

Last year was the deadliest for Israeli violence against Palestinians since 2014, when Israel invaded the Gaza Strip and killed more than 2,310 Palestinians, according to B’Tselem, the Israeli human rights watchdog.

January 07, 2022

A candidate who deserves Arab American support

Of the 435 members of the US House of Representatives, fewer than 10 percent vote to support Palestinian rights and only slightly more support pro-Arab issues. Those speaking out for Palestine in Congress are a small and lonely group.

January 03, 2022

Report shows how Israel killed truth of Gaza protests

On March 30, 2018, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip began holding weekly protests against Israel’s harsh blockade.

December 08, 2021

Genuine political debate lost in the fog of America’s polarization

There is no doubt that America is a polarized nation, with the two sides of the political spectrum now so far apart they cannot even see each other.

December 01, 2021

Hypocrisy over Israeli terrorism is fueling violence

All violence is terrible and should be condemned, whether it is by a Palestinian Muslim or Christian or an Israeli Jew.

November 25, 2021

Omar Yaghi living proof of why we should follow our dreams

In an interview this week, Omar Yaghi explained how he had spent his life pursuing his passion of chemistry. I don’t understand all the principles and equations, but basically he talked about coming up with a process to harvest water from the atmosphere.

November 18, 2021