Human rights attorney Huwaida Arraf discusses President-elect Joe Biden’s nominations to fill government positions in his administration, and their impact on the progressive movement in the Democratic Party. She also talks about Biden’s policies in the Middle East and his position towards the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Jess & Jamal discuss the impact left on the Middle East after the death of Mohamed Bouazizi, who set himself on fire ten years ago, sparking the Tunisian Revolution that became the catalyst for the Arab Spring.
Jess & Jamal discuss the recent purchase of Beitar Jerusalem, known as the “most racist soccer team in the world,” by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Nahyan, a first cousin of the de facto Emirati ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. They also discuss Israel’s systematic targeting of Palestinian children.
Jess & Jamal discuss whether Iran will strike back at Israel or the US over the assassination of its top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and if Trump will risk a ‘full-fledged war’ with Iran by bombing its nuclear facilities.
They also discuss the alarming rise of COVID-19 deaths in the US, as the American public awaits emergency authorization for the vaccine with a target date of December 10.