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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Abbas needs Lapid to fulfil promise of peace, two-state solution

Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid used his time at the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly to paint a glowing portrait of his nation.

September 28, 2022

Palestinians right to take fight for statehood back to UN

A year before Israel declared its existence, the UN created its Special Committee on Palestine, known as UNSCOP, to investigate and find a solution to the growing conflict.

September 14, 2022

Politics of hate prevent the discussion of big issues

America is polarized and divided and the world must wonder whether or not it can fulfill its supposed role as “leader of the free world.” What exactly that phrase is supposed to mean, I just do not know any more, given the internal fighting that dominates this country.

September 07, 2022

America’s Arab and Muslim leaders failing to produce change

Arab and Muslim Americans tend to live in a fantasy land of their own creation, especially when it comes to US politics. They do not want to hear about it and they do not want to do anything about it.

August 31, 2022

Criticism of Israel is a hate crime but attacking a Christian church is not?

Whenever a Synagogue is vandalized in the Arab world, or even in the West, the incident is often characterized as a hate crime and condemned widely.

August 24, 2022

Report documents Israeli brutality against children in Gaza

Israel’s relentless assault on the citizens of the Gaza Strip began on the very day that it was captured by Israel in June, 1967.

July 29, 2022