Israeli writer Larry Derfner on The Arab Street podcast

Israeli writer Larry Derfner on The Arab Street podcast

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Israeli writer Larry Derfner on The Arab Street podcast

Israeli writer and author Larry Derfner joined Palestinian writer Ray Hanania on Podcast for a discussion about the challenges facing Palestinians and Israelis and the fight for peace.

Born and raised in the U.S., Derfner started his career in journalism in Los Angeles and continued it in Israel, where he moved in 1985, as columnist and feature writer with the Jerusalem Post, and a correspondent in Israel for U.S. News and World Report, and a contributor to the New York Times, Sunday Times of London, Foreign Policy, Salon, The Nation, Tablet, Forward, 972 and many other publications.

Israeli writer author Larry DerfnerHe is the author of the 2017 political memoir No Country for Jewish Liberals and is currently working on a memoir about growing up among Holocaust survivors, blacks and Asians in early-1960s Los Angeles. He works as a copy editor at Haaretz in Tel Aviv and lives in the city of Modi’in with his family.

Hanania and Derfner discussed the different lives of Israelis and Palestinians, what needs to be done to achieve peace, the failure of Oslo and was it the content or the extremists that destroyed the Oslo Peace process, news media bias and more during the 45 minute discussion

The podcast was recorded on Thursday Oct. 18, 2018.

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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.

"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."

Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at, and at, and at He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper,, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.

The managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website, Hanania's columns also appear in the Southwest News Newspaper Group of 8 newspapers.

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