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Ray Hanania in pictures

Some of my favorite photos from 45 years of frontline Chicago journalism, media, Chicago City Hall politics, professional communications consulting, standup comedy, and Middle East peace activism, with clients, friends, and celebrities:

MIDDLE EAST PEACE

Ray Hanania with Lebanon politician Michel Aoun in February 2006. Aoun later became Lebanon's President.

Ray Hanania with Christian Lebanese politician Michel Aoun in February 2006, where I provided political and media consulting services in Beirut, Lebanon. Aoun later became Lebanon’s President.

 

Ray Hanania, then National President of the Palestinian American Congress, meeting with Palestinian President Yasir Arafat at his Gaza Strip offices to discuss ways to promote the peace process in June 2005, as Israel began violating aspects of the peace process signed with the murdered Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

Ray Hanania, then National President of the Palestinian American Congress, meeting with Palestinian President Yasir Arafat at his Gaza Strip offices to discuss ways to revive the peace process in June 2005. Sadly the peace that Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin built on moderation, compromise and hope is being destroyed by extremists in Israel, Palestine and the United States.

 

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Occupied Jerusalem Archbishop Atallah Hanna and Ray Hanania

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Occupied Jerusalem Archbishop Atallah Hanna and Ray Hanania. Archbishop Hanna is a powerful voice for the Christians of the Middle East who have been abandoned and forgotten by Christians in America and in the West.

 

Israeli Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran with Ray Hanania

Israeli Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran, a Christian Israeli Arab who believes in building peace through involvement, not rejection, with Ray Hanania in 2017.

 

Ray Hanania with Yaser Abed Rabbo head of the Palestinian the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department in in Palestine in 2005. Hanania was hired as a consultant by Abed Rabbo to provide communications strategy organizing several press conferences for Minister Rabbo and for his media team

Ray Hanania with Yaser Abed Rabbo head of the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department in Palestine in 2005. Hanania was hired as a consultant by Abed Rabbo to provide communications strategy organizing several press conferences and a communications strategy plan for Minister Rabbo and for his media team.

 

Ray Hanania debating Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban on a national broadcast of Kup's Show in early 1976.

Ray Hanania debating Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban on a national broadcast of Kup’s Show in early 1976.

 

With Doni Remba of American for Peace Now at a APN conference in October 2004

With Doni Remba of American for Peace Now at a APN conference in October 2004

 

CELEBRITIES

Ray Hanania with actor Joe Mantegna

 

Images Conference in Dearborn Thursday — with Ali Baleed Abu Dhafer, Edward James Olmos and Tim A. Attalla.

Images Conference in Dearborn Thursday — with Ali Baleed Abu Dhafer, Edward James Olmos and Tim A. Attalla.

 

Comedian Keegan-Michael Key with Ray Hanaia at an Images & Perceptions Conference in Dearborn, Michigan June 12, 2013

Comedian Keegan-Michael Key with Ray Hanaia at an Images & Perceptions Conference in Dearborn, Michigan June 12, 2013

 

CHICAGOLAND POLITICS

Ray Hanania first photo assignment at Chicago City Hall in early 1976 as Mayor Richard J. Daley meets the Moroccan ambassador to Washington D.C. during a visit. Col. Jack Riley on right (Baker Lemseffer in foreground)

Ray Hanania first photo assignment at Chicago City Hall in early 1976 as Mayor Richard J. Daley meets the Moroccan ambassador to Washington D.C. during a visit. Col. Jack Riley on right (Baker Lemseffer in foreground)

 

Ray Hanania Alderman Edward M. Burke and Cicero Town President Larry Dominick May 2, 2012

Ray Hanania Alderman Edward M. Burke and Cicero Town President Larry Dominick May 2, 2012

 

Ray Hanania and Harry Golden Jr., at City Hall in 1982. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania and Harry Golden Jr., at City Hall in 1982. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

 

Harry Golden Jr., stands front-and-center with Mayor Washington and members of the Chicago Press that covered City Hall full and part time.

Harry Golden Jr., stands front-and-center with Mayor Washington and members of the Chicago Press that covered City Hall full and part time.

 

With Harold Washington holding up a t-shirt for the City Hall press room softball team "The Barracudas" 1984

With Harold Washington holding up a t-shirt for the City Hall press room softball team “The Barracudas” 1984

 

Ray Hanania (2nd right) with Fadi Zanayed (far right) and Chicago Mayor Eugene Sawyer at businessman Talat Othman Nov. 1988

Ray Hanania (2nd right) with Fadi Zanayed (far right), Chicago Mayor Eugene Sawyer and businessman Talat Othman Nov. 1988

 

Ray Hanania at his City Hall desk in 1980 working for the Daily Southtown

Ray Hanania at his City Hall desk in 1983 working for the Daily Southtown

 

Mike Royko at the Chicago tribune Tower holds a press conference in 1985 to denounce Rupert Murdoc's purchase of the Chicago Sun-Times where he worked before moving to the Chicago Tribune

Mike Royko at the Chicago tribune Tower holds a press conference in 1985 to denounce Rupert Murdoc’s purchase of the Chicago Sun-Times where he worked before moving to the Chicago Tribune

 

Ray Hanania wth the members of the old Chicago Sun-Times personality column Page 10 with Rob Feder, Marla Paul and Lynn Sweet March 1985

Ray Hanania with the members of the old Chicago Sun-Times personality column Page 10 with Rob Feder, Marla Paul and Lynn Sweet March 1985

 

Ray Hanania with Andy Rooney and Creators Syndicate representative Michael Myers at a meeting of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists

 

STANDUP COMEDY

Comedians Patti Vasquez, Ray Hanania at Zanies in St. Charles in 2002

Comedians Patti Vasquez, Ray Hanania at Zanies in St. Charles in early 2002 before Jackie Mason banned me from performing at Zanies in Chicago in August 2002.

 

Ray Hanania performing comedy at a synagogue in Haifa in Israel in 2007

Ray Hanania performing comedy at a synagogue in Haifa in Israel in 2007

 

Ray Hanania and Comedian Aaron Freeman performing at the Society of Professional Journalists Conference in August 2006

Ray Hanania and Comedian Aaron Freeman performing at the Society of Professional Journalists Conference in August 2006

 

Ray Hanania performing at Caroline's on Broadway Comedy Club in New York, Nov. 2, 2002

Ray Hanania performing at Caroline’s on Broadway Comedy Club in New York, Nov. 5, 2002

 

Ray Hanania performing comedy in Dubai at the American University June 1, 2006

Ray Hanania performing comedy in Dubai at the American University June 1, 2006. Hanania has performed comedy in Dublin, London, Dubai, Houston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Palestine, Jordan, Israel, Toronto, Canada …

 

ARAB AMERICAN JOURNALISM

Ray Hanania with White House Press Corp Dean Helen Thomas

Ray Hanania with White House Press Corp Dean Helen Thomas

 

Ray Hanania and he Late author and media specialist Jack Shaheen

 

Ray Hanania at his Sun-Times desk in May 1989, following the passing of Harry Golden Jr.

Ray Hanania at his Sun-Times desk in May 1989, following the passing of Harry Golden Jr.

 

Ray Hanania with Steve Adawi, pioneer Arab American restaurant owner, at the Village Garden Restaurant in Bridgeview April 28, 2018

Ray Hanania with Steve Adawi, pioneer Arab American restaurant owner, at the Village Garden Restaurant in Bridgeview April 28, 2018

 

With my brother John at the Chicago Auto Show (in the early 1960s)

With my brother John at the Chicago Auto Show (in the early 1960s). From his book “Arabs of Chicagoland” (Published in 2005)

 

Ray Hanania with Middle East professor Ghada Talhami 2015

Ray Hanania with Middle East professor Ghada Talhami 2015

 

Wearing a Hatta at a meeting of the Arab American Congress for Palestine in 1975 at the Arab Community Center at 59th and Kedzie Avenue

Wearing a Hatta at a meeting of the Arab American Congress for Palestine in 1975 at the Arab Community Center at 59th and Kedzie Avenue