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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Palestinians all too familiar with oppression of lockdowns

If you think the coronavirus pandemic is the worst thing you have experienced, you haven’t experienced the Israeli occupation of Palestine, which has been far more brutal and lethal than any virus could ever be.

March 25, 2020

Netanyahu’s defeat a mortal blow for the Trump peace plan

US President Donald Trump’s peace plan probably never had a genuine chance of being implemented. Worse, for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the deal was probably just an excuse he wanted in order to claim to support peace while simultaneously preventing it.

March 18, 2020

Palestinians must accept they cannot turn back the clock

Israel will hold its third election in the space of a year on March 2 in an attempt to finally form a new government. This time, the Palestinian voters will have even more reason to turn out and help bring about change.

February 05, 2020