Ray Hanania is a veteran award-winning former Chicago City Hall reporter (Daley to Daley 1976-1992), and columnist with the Arab News at ArabNews.com. His writings and commentaries focus on Middle East issues, politics, and slice-of-life issues in American life. His personal website is TheDailyHookah.com. Check his links below to read his columns. He is the Managing Editor of TheArabDailyNews.com and SuburbanChicagiland.com. He is President/CEO of Urban Strategies Group media relations which provides media consulting services to governments, elected officials and private businesses.
Hanania also writes about Middle East issues for the Arab News, Middle East Monitor, and The Arab Daily News analyzing government policies in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict & Arab World. A critic of mainstream news media bias, Hanania advocates for peace & justice for Israel & Palestine, & the empowerment of Arabs in America.
"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."