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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Time for Arab Americans to demand census inclusion

For some 40 years, government officials have convinced Arab Americans to be patient and wait their turn to be included in the US Census.

May 06, 2021

Moderate Israelis can help achieve two-state solution

The strongest force pushing for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not coming from the Arab world or the Arab American community — it is coming from the Jewish community.

April 21, 2021

Why Palestinians should denounce Iran and its proxies

In August 1990, days after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait — and months before the American-led coalition forced a withdrawal — the Palestinian leadership supported the dictator, severely wounding its cause internationally.

April 15, 2021

Biden assuages Arab fears by rescinding ICC sanctions

US President Joe Biden’s decision to remove sanctions imposed by former President Donald Trump on International Criminal Court (ICC) officials is a significant reinforcement of his promise to seek a fair and lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.

April 07, 2021

Support for Palestinians in US remains frustratingly low

Although a Gallup poll released last week shows that slightly more than a majority of Americans support Palestinian statehood, claims that the survey reflects rising backing for their rights are exaggerated.

March 31, 2021

Biden’s pro-Israel ICC stance rankles with Arab Americans

US President Joe Biden’s move to oppose the decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate potential war crimes in the Occupied Territories jeopardizes all of the promises he has given and actions he has taken to empower Arab Americans.

March 10, 2021