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Welcome to my website where I offer links to my syndicated columns on politics and life, my radio show broadcasts, standup comedy and public speeches, my books, podcasts, and my social media.

I write three syndicated columns each week. One column addresses mainstream American political and slice-of-life issues for The Regional News, Southwest News-Herald, the Des Plaines Valley News every Tuesday/Wednesday. I also write a Special Monday Column every week for subscribers at the online news site SuburbanChicagoland.com (where all my mainstream columns are archived). And, I write one column every Wednesday on Middle East issues for the Arab News Newspaper.

I am NOT afraid to take on issues of racism. Racism is wrong. It’s wrong when it is against minorities, like Blacks and Hispanics. But, it is ALSO wrong when it is against Whites. Racism is even more immoral when politicians, the news media and other activists use racism for their own personal benefit, and profiteer by widening the racial divide.

You can subscribe for free to receive my columns by clicking this link.

Ray Hanania, Thom Shanker and Chicago Mayor Harold Washington in studio. Photo courtesy Ray Hanania
Ray Hanania, Thom Shanker and Chicago Mayor Harold Washington in studio. Photo courtesy Ray Hanania

I also host “The Ray Hanania Radio Show,” a live weekly radio show on the US Arab Radio Network every Wednesday morning at 8 AM EST on WNZK AM 690 Network on WNZK AM 690 radio live in Detroit and on  WDMV AM 700 radio live in Washington DC. and live online at Facebook.com/ArabNews.

Page 10 Column, Chicago Sun-Times, 1985
Page 10 Column, Chicago Sun-Times, 1985

On the radio show, I interview guests on Arab American and Middle East news and topics. The Ray Hanania Radio Show is available in podcast on iTunes, Spotify and other major podcasting hosts. For more info, visit ArabNews.com/RayRadioShow.

I do standup comedy lampooning my Arab-Jewish marriage. I am Palestinian and my wife and son are Jewish. I also have a daughter who is Christian.

I hope you find the links on this page to be helpful in exploring my world of writing and opinion.

THANK YOU

Ray Hanania’s columns ====

Ray Hanania writes for The Regional News Newspaper, the Des Plaines Valley News, the Southwest News-Herald and other Chicagoland community newspapers, all posted at SuburbanChicagoland.com.

His award winning mainstream columns have won many journalism awards including four Lisagor Awards and the National SPJ Sigma Delta Chi award for column writing.

Here are the most recent columns:

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(Click here to view Ray’s columns at SuburbanChicagoland.com)

Middle East columns, podcasts & radio

Stand-up Comedy ====

Book the Palestinian-Israeli standup comedy performance. Irreverent but respectful, not afraid to take on the toughest issues, and loved by moderates and those who support peace.

(Hated by the Sarsour/York fanatics)

Hanania is popular with the righteous people who embrace justice and fairness, reject extremism and love humor as a way to break the cycle of unending violence in the Middle East. (My mother is from Bethlehem, Jesus is my cousin!)

Enjoy Hanania’s performance at the Munster Indiana  B’nai Yehuda Beth Shalom Synagogue. Click this link to watch or use the widget below:

Enjoy the Israeli and Palestinian comedians satirical fight on stage.  Click here to view the video on YouTube or use the widget below:
 
Email Ray Hanania for more information
about performing at your event at rghanania@gmail.com.

The Arab Daily News Op-Eds Columns ====

Read Ray Hanania's Columns at The Arab Daily News online newspaper
Read Ray Hanania’s Columns at The Arab Daily News online newspaper

Ray Hanania’s Middle East, Arab World and Arab American writings are unique and reflect professional journalism rather than activist-driven writings.

But they advocate peace and justice, especially for the Palestinian people. Here the most recent Op-Ed columns from The Arab Daily News online.

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(Click here to read Ray’s Columns at The Arab Daily News)

The Ray Hanania Radio Show ==== 

This is a podcast that focuses on Arab American and Arab World issues and features The Ray Hanania Radio Show broadcast on the US Arab Radio Network every Wednesday Morning at 8 AM in Detroit on WNZK AM 690 radio and in Washington DC on WDMV AM 700 radio, and also live streamed on Arab News newspaper’s Facebook page at:

Facebook.com/ArabNews

It’s one of the few American Arab focused podcasts available on iTunes, Spotity and all of the major podcasting services.

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(Click here to go to Ray Hanania’s Arab Radio and Arab interview audio podcasts.)

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