Palestinian-American Columnist Writing for Israeli Web Site

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By: E&P Staff

Palestinian-American writer Ray Hanania has started writing humor/satire columns for — a Web site owned by the same company that publishes Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s largest newspaper.

“I don’t think any Israeli news organization has ever regularly featured a Palestinian columnist, let alone one who writes humor.” Hanania told E&P. “Given the tensions that continue to exist between Palestinians, Arabs, and Israelis, Jews, it’s amazing we can sometimes even have a civil discussion, let alone share in some Palestinian-Jewish humor.”

Hanania — who writes a column for Creators Syndicate and also does standup comedy — is married to a Jewish woman.

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