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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Why Israeli left’s Arab snub may not be a bad thing

If Palestinian voters in Israel ever needed a reminder that they must speak up for themselves, it was this week, when the two largest liberal Israeli parties decided to merge without giving a top-10 election spot to an Arab member.

January 15, 2020

ICC poses real threat to Israel’s hypocrisy and lies

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. (AP)

January 01, 2020

Fighting for Palestinians as a core issue of human and civil rights

Human and civil rights do not have a religion, nationality or an ethnic identity. They are universal rights, meaning you don’t have to be from a national, religious or ethnic group that faces human rights violations to speak out in defense of those rights.

December 25, 2019

Targeting Palestinians Netanyahu’s only road to re-election

Every time Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself in a precarious election spot — as he has twice this year — he ends up turning toward the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank as his solution. He is doing so for all the wrong reasons, of course.

December 04, 2019

Assessing Arafat’s legacy, 15 years after his death

No individual sacrificed more, risked more or accomplished more for the just cause of the Palestinian people than Yasser Arafat, who died 15 years ago this week.

November 15, 2019