Nakba at 70: The Catastrophe That Never Ended

Jess & Jamal host Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi to talk about “Al Nakba,” which literally translates as “The Catastrophe.” It refers to the mass expulsion and ethnic cleansing of at least 750,000 Palestinians by Zionist paramilitary groups from their homeland 70 years ago.

 

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Islamophobia at San Jose Police Department

Jess and Jamal interview Lebanese-American, Muslim-American Police Officer, Nabil Haidar, who filed a claim against the City of San Jose and the San Jose Police Department alleging continuous harassment and discrimination based upon his race, national origin and religion. According to Officer Haidar, who is a US citizen, other SJPD officers regularly referred to him as “Taliban”, “ISIS” and “Lebanese Bomber” among other egregious comments.

 

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Who Lies More: Benjamin Netanyahu or Donald Trump?

Jess & Jamal discuss the recent lies by Benjamin Netanyahu & Donald Trump, ranging from Netanyahu’s allegations about Iran’s nuclear program to Trump’s denial of knowing about the payment of $130,000 in hush money to Stormy Daniels.

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Remembering the Palestinian Nakba

Jamal Dajani interviews UC Hastings Professor, Dr. George Bisharat. They discuss the effect of al-Nakba (Catastrophe) on Palestinians since 1948, as Israelis celebrate the 70th anniversary since the establishment of the State of Israel. Professor Bisharat also talks about his passion for blues music, and the chromatic harmonica. Check out www.bigharpgeorge.com

 

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Arab Fusion Music with Georges Lammam & Gabriel Navia

Jess & Jamal discuss Arab Fusion Music with violin virtuoso Georges Lammam, accompanied by Bolivian guitarist extraordinaire, Gabriel Navia. Georges Lammam talks about his new album Opus Omnia and his work with renowned artists to bridge the cultural gap through music.

 

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Is the US Going to Strike Syria?

Jess & Jamal discuss the recent threats made to Syria by President Trump. Also, in the studio, Phil & Elaine Pasquini from the Washington Report, discuss politics in the nation’s capital and the “draining of the swamp.”

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Why Is the Media Silent on Palestine?

Jess & Jamal interview Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi and Jaime Veve who recently returned from a conference in Palestine. They were part of an international delegation who spent two weeks in the West Bank meeting with educators, students and activists. They shared their experience on Arab Talk.

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