Ray Hanania column in English, French and Japanese on America's Dual policies and hypocrisies 10-28-23 at Arab News
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American concern for civilian victims in Gaza is driven by “dual” morality

By Ray Hanania

No word defines the American approach to policy, violence or peace in the Middle East more than the word “dual.” That’s because America long ago decided to support Israel no matter what it does and with what it demands.

America’s “Special Relationship with Israel” is one based on hypocrisy and exceptions. Hypocrisy on violence and exceptions that benefit Israel over other.

This “dual” policy is most apparent in the ongoing brutal Israeli assault on the 2 million civilians in the Gaza Strip where Hamas militants on Oct. 7 launched a horrendous assault on Israeli targets that not only surprised the world but also surprised Israel.

Regardless of the exaggerations detailing the attack, many innocent civilians and off-duty Israeli soldiers were killed, wounded or kidnapped.

Ray Hanania column in English, French and Japanese on America's Dual policies and hypocrisies 10-28-23 at Arab News
Ray Hanania column in English, French and Japanese on America’s Dual policies and hypocrisies 10-28-23 at Arab News


Since Israel’s military tightly controls and censors media coverage of everything involving its conduct towards Palestinians, it’s difficult to know where truth and lies separate.

Click here to read the English version

Click here to read the French version

Click here to read the Japanese version

(Ray Hanania is an award winning former Chicago City Hall reporter. A political analyst and CEO of Urban Strategies Group, Hanania’s opinion columns on mainstream issues are published in the Southwest News Newspaper Group in the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers. His Middle East columns are published in the Arab News. For more information on Ray Hanania visit www.Hanania.com or email him at [email protected].)


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