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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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

UN lectern offers leaders chance to set agenda

The UN General Assembly held its 74th session last week and I left there with some new appreciation for the international organization’s members.

October 02, 2019