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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Gaza protests continue on US campuses despite bigoted response

Student protests at dozens of university and college campuses across America have been very effective in raising public awareness of Israel’s genocide in the Gaza Strip.

May 12, 2024

International support for Palestinian Christians in short supply

Not enough is being done to support Christians in the Arab world, particularly those who are under siege by Israel.

May 01, 2024

US’ Arab and Muslim allies should rethink ties with Washington

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Saturday that he was reevaluating his administration’s relationship with the US, given Washington’s veto of a UN Security Council resolution that would have recommended granting Palestine full membership of the UN.

April 24, 2024

Arab Americans should not settle for the lesser of two evils

Wouldn’t it be nice to hear Palestinian and Israeli activists and leaders call out the extremists on both sides, instead of acting like the defenders of one side only.

April 12, 2024

Israel losing support in US due to Gaza violence

Israel’s excessive violence against Palestinian targets in Gaza is steadily undermining the support it has long enjoyed among the American public, especially among young people, who generally rely more heavily on social media for their news and information than the largely biased US media.

April 04, 2024

Democrats face increasing Arab and Muslim voter rejection

One week after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called for “new elections,” calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an obstacle to peace who has “lost his way,” 19 Democratic Senate colleagues released a letter urging “recognition of a non-militarized Palestinian state.”

March 24, 2024

How Palestinians can turn the Gaza PR war in their favor

Whoever controls the pen, controls the message. And whoever controls the message, controls the war.

Before and even during its Gaza war, Israel has always held an advantage over the distribution of information.

February 26, 2024

Leadership void in US fuels the carnage in Gaza

US President Joe Biden’s administration has been a failure across the board when it comes to foreign policy, and that failure has helped fuel the intensity of Israel’s violence in the Gaza Strip.

February 16, 2024