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

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Race hypocrisy a factor in Boston’s mayoral election

When Annissa Essaibi George won one of two spots in the race to become Boston’s first woman mayor, everyone thought the main campaign issues would be strengthening the city’s budget, confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and improving Boston’s schools. Instead, the debate has focused on race.

October 13, 2021

Two-state solution is the only path to peace

A coalition of mostly Jewish members of the US Congress has introduced legislation, known as HR 5344, which calls for the implementation of a two-state solution and proposes the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

October 06, 2021

Reopening US Consulate in East Jerusalem is essential to peace

Israeli officials this week reiterated their opposition to President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen the US Consulate in East Jerusalem in order to restore diplomatic channels and support for Palestinian interests.

September 22, 2021

Israeli officials expose peace-seeking rhetoric as fake

A year after the Abraham Accords were signed, Israel has completely turned its back on peace with the Palestinians, making one wonder if it is truly capable of embracing genuine peace. Or is Tel Aviv merely using talk of peace as a means of getting what it wants?

September 15, 2021

Afghan debacle spells poll disaster for Democrats

The chaotic collapse of Afghanistan and rapid takeover by the Taliban as US forces withdrew from Kabul has shocked an American public clinging to the belief that America “defeated the terrorists.”

September 02, 2021

Pandemic is widening an increasingly bitter US political divide

The US is a divided country, and not just between those who hate former President Donald Trump and those who hate his successor, Joe Biden.

August 25, 2021

Afghan turmoil helps Israel suppress media coverage of its abuses

The “shock and awe” surrounding the swift Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has created a perfect distraction for Israel as it steps up its violence against Palestinians.

August 18, 2021