If Trump Loses, Will He Concede?

Arab Talk reporter Phil Pasquini provides an update about the ongoing preparations for the US Elections in Washington, DC, with some business owners boarding up their storefronts in anticipation of potential riots.

Jess and Jamal reveal their predictions for the presidential elections. They also discuss the latest wave of COVID-19 sweeping Europe and the United States.

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Why is Macron Targeting Muslims in France?

Our guest Chafika Attalai, International Project Manager at CCIF (Collectif Contre L’Islamophobie en France), discusses Emmanuel Macron’s recent attacks on Muslims in France and a new Islamophobic bill aimed at  banning Muslim religious practices.

Jess and Jamal discuss the increased attacks by Israeli colonial settlers on Palestinian farmers during olive harvest.

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Israeli Left in Denial

Arab Talk guest analyst Ronnie Barkan says that the Israeli left is in denial, as thousands of Israelis protested across the country, flouting a new law meant to curb anti-Netanyahu demonstrations during a coronavirus lockdown.

Jess and Jamal provide the latest update on the upcoming presidential elections. 

And an interview with Mikey Muhanna, Executive Director of Afikra.com.

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Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict Could Set the Region On Fire

Canadian-Armenian Journalist Raffi Elliott discusses the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict which erupted over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. More than 100 people, including civilians, have died in separate clashes and bombings.

Jess and Jamal provide their take on the chaotic debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. They question the effectiveness of the two additional debates scheduled in October.

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Faithwashing and “Peace” in the Middle East

Our guest Ali Abunimah discusses his recent article in the Electronic Intifada, Meet Emgage, the pro-Israel Muslims backing Joe Biden.

Jess and Jamal deconstruct the so-called Abraham Accords.

Donald Trump, The Teflon Man

Jess and Jamal discuss the recent recordings of Donald Trump by journalist Bob Woodward revealing that the President minimized the risks of the coronavirus to the American public despite knowing as early as January that the virus was “deadly” and highly contagious. But will this affect the outcome of the elections?

Veteran Israeli journalist David Michaelis explains how the UAE gave Benjamin Netanyahu a new political life and how the Palestinian Authority is in dire need to change its failed strategy with Israel.

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Islamophobia at MSNBC

Journalist Daoud Kuttab discusses the recent arrest of Emad Hajjaj, one of the Arab world’s best-known cartoonists, by Jordanian police. He was released only after an international outcry, which included an article in the Washington Post by our guest.

Jess and Jamal talk about the reaction to the UAE normalization with Israel and the recent Islamophobic comments by MSNBC host Joy Reid. Reid has previously faced criticism for derogatory remarks towards Muslims and the LGBTQ community.

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Racial Schism: Jacob Blake and Kyle Rittenhouse

Palestinian-American attorney and human rights activist Huwaida Arraf discusses why the 2020 Democratic platform betrays Palestinians and again gives Israel a pass.

Jess and Jamal talk about the shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. They also discuss the Democratic and Republican conventions.

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What’s Behind the Israel-UAE Peace Deal?

The UAE government says that its normalization with Israel “immediately stops” Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank. Our guest Diana Buttu refutes this.

Jess and Jamal discuss what’s shaping up at the DNC and the recent attacks on Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour. They also discuss former Trump advisor Steve Bannon’s arrest on fraud charges.

Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal · What’s Behind The Israel-UAE Peace Deal? – 20 Aug 2020

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