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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UAE Normalizes Relations With Israel

Guest Dr. Rania Masri describes the aftermath of Beirut’s explosion. She says that Lebanon’s donor countries have pledged very little money to help Beirut recover from its horrific devastation.
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Beirut Explosion: How to Donate

Jess and Jamal discuss the United Arab Emirate’s normalization with Israel. They also talk about the recent primary victory achieved by the Democratic “Squad.”

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Lebanon is Devastated

Guest Dr. James Zogby (@jjz1600) President of the Arab American Institute (AAI) discusses the Democratic platform and prospects for Arab American candidates in November elections.

Jess & Jamal discuss the devastating explosions that rocked Beirut, Lebanon leaving at least 137 people dead, 5,000 injured and 300,000 homeless.

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Can Trump Delay the Elections?

Guest Lara Kiswani, Executive Director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) discusses why right-wing groups are flooding an ongoing public comment period on whether California should cut Ethnic Studies generally, and Arab-American Studies specifically, from their schools.

Jess and Jamal discuss President Trump’s tweet about delaying the elections.

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Feast in the Middle East while in Quarantine

Jess and Jamal discuss both the Democratic Party’s platform on foreign policy and President Trump’s cognitive abilities.

Cookbook author and host of “Feast in the Middle East,” Blanche Shaheen, shares delicious heirloom Palestinian recipes to help people cope with sheltering-in-place during the pandemic.

Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal · Feast In The Middle East While In Quarantine – 23 Jul 2020

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