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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 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 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.
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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, 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 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.
With Doni Remba of American for Peace Now at a APN conference in October 2004
Ray Hanania with actor Joe Mantegna
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
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 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.
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), Chicago Mayor Eugene Sawyer and businessman Talat Othman Nov. 1988
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
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
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 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. 5, 2002
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 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 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). From his book “Arabs of Chicagoland” (Published in 2005)
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