Oslo & Trump’s Deal of the Century

Jess & Jamal discuss the demise of the Oslo agreement signed between Israel and the PLO at the White House twenty-five years ago to bring about an independent Palestinian state on the territories occupied by Israel in 1967. Today, most Palestinians believe that the Oslo agreement is dead and diminishes Palestinian rights. Jess & Jamal also discus Trump’s “Deal of the Century.”

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The Real Story on Syria’s “Rebels”

Jess & Jamal discuss Israel’s secretly arming and funding at least 12 “rebel” groups in southern Syria. The Israeli military transfers, which ended in July of this year, included assault rifles, machine guns, mortar launchers and transport vehicles. Israeli security agencies delivered the weapons through three gates connecting the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to Syria.

 

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The Medieval Kingdom & Beheadings

Jess and Jamal discuss how the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia may behead a Saudi woman activist for her work on human rights and justice in the Kingdom. They further discuss the implications for the Middle East and the role of US foreign policy in the region. Trump’s political problems were discussed in light of the development of felony charges against Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.

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So What’s New: Palestinians Have Always Been Detained and Interrogated by the Shin Bet

Jess and Jamal discuss the recent detainment of journalist Peter Beinart by the Israeli Shin Bet upon his arrival at Ben Gurion Airport as well as other Jewish Americans who have detained recently trying to enter Israel. Jamal, reporting from Jerusalem, reports on what is happening on the ground now in Palestine and they both discuss the implications of Trump Administration policies for peace in the Middle East.

 

WATCH Dr. George Khouri talk about his ordeal entering Jerusalem in this 2015 Arab Talk episode.

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The Attack on Academic Freedom and Professor Rabab Abdulhadi

Jess Ghannam interviews Attorney Behnam Gharagozli, who is representing Professor Rabab Abdulhadi of San Francisco State University. Professor Abdulhadi has been attacked legally by the Lawfare Project in an attempt to silence her and her academic work on Palestine. The judge in this case, Judge Orrick, has essentially dismissed the case against Professor Abdulhadi, but there is one more hearing this Wednesday, August 8th at 2pm. The outcome will have profound implications for academic freedom in the United States. Attorney Gharaghozli is co-council with Attorney Mark Kleinman on this important legal case.

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Which Country Is Interfering in US Elections More, Russia or Israel?

Jess and Jamal discuss how Israel for years has been interfering with US elections via surrogates like AIPAC. The Russian election interference scandal pales in comparison to what these Israeli surrogates have been doing for decades to elect people to the Congress who are more loyal to Israel than the US. Jess and Jamal also discuss the release of Ahed Tamimi and her mother from prison, the failed Kushner peace plan in the Middle East and new developments in Syria.

 

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