Where Do Many Police Departments Train?

Jess and Jamal discuss the recent developments in the murder cases of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. They also talk about how US law enforcement agencies have been receiving training on crowd control, use of force and surveillance by Israel’s national police, military and intelligence services.

Amnesty International has condemned these practices:
https://www.amnestyusa.org/with-whom-are-many-u-s-police-departments-training-with-a-chronic-human-rights-violator-israel/

I Can’t Breathe

Jamal interviews Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, who has recently won the prestigious Georgina M. Smith Award from the American Association of University Professors. She discusses the significance of the award and the systematic attacks on her by hate groups.

Jess & Jamal discuss the brutal murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, who was pinned down to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer, who had his knee on Floyd’s neck for about eight minutes. This murder was captured on video as Floyd pled with the officer, ”Please, please, please, I can’t breathe.”

Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal · I Can’t Breathe – 28 May 2020

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Quarantined Music

Arabic violin virtuoso Georges Lammam talks about his collection of works and how he has been coping with the shelter-in-place orders. He also performs live on Arab Talk.

Jess and Jamal discuss the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s recent declaration to end “all the agreements and understandings with the American and Israeli governments.”

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Despite COVID-19, Israel Plans West Bank Annexation

Jess and Jamal discuss the latest updates on the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. They also discuss Israel’s plans to annex large parts of the West Bank. Israeli veteran Journalist David Michaelis provides his expert analysis on the direction Israel is heading in and the future coalition government.

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Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

Jess and Jamal discuss the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and the inadequacies of citizen’s arrest laws in the United States. (Since the recording of this program, the two suspects were arrested after a major public outcry.) They also discuss Israel’s plan to annex large areas of the West Bank. The settlements are deemed illegal by most world powers and condemned by the Palestinians, who see all the West Bank, which Israel captured in a 1967 war, as theirs for a future state.

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Ramadan in Times of Covid-19 and a Special Report from Lebanon

Jess and Jamal discuss Ramadan 2020 and how to practice faith in times of Covid-19, joined by the Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA) office.
They also interview political activist and university professor Rania Masri, PhD, who comments on the Lebanese government’s handling of the pandemic in a country that hosts approximately 1.5 million refugees.

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The New Normal in the Coronavirus Age

Jess and Jamal discuss the new normal in the age of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Is there a rush to return to old norms? What are the repercussions? Journalist Daoud Kuttab provides an update about COVID-19 and its impact on communities in Jordan and Palestine.

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