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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The Codification of Apartheid in Israel

Jess & Jamal discuss Israel’s “nationality bill” which states only Jewish people have the right to self-determination in the State of Israel, declaring Israel a nation-state for the Jewish people and downgrading the status of Arabic from official language to “special status.” Please excuse the poor audio quality caused by technical difficulties.

 

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Khan al-Ahmar: Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing of a Bedouin Village

Jess & Jamal discuss the forced eviction of the residents of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar by Israeli authorities. Israel plans to erase the village to make room for an expansion of its colonial settlements in the Occupied West Bank.

Also on the show, civil rights attorney Mark Kleinman, who represents Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, provides an update on an amended lawsuit filed by the self-described “legal arm of the pro-Israel movement,” the Lawfare Project.

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Banned in the USA

Jess & Jamal discuss the erosion of civil liberties in the United State under Trump, the separation of immigrant children from their families, the travel ban on Muslims and the censorship imposed on Arab Talk Radio by Facebook.

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