Is Discourse on Israel in the US Shifting?

Jess and Jamal discuss the recent shifts on discourse about Israel in the United States, with recent comments by politicians and challenges in US media.

Also, former students at AMED at San Francisco State University,  Dr. Loubna Qutami and Saliem Shehadeh, describe the systematic attacks on the program by hate groups and the lack of support by the university’s administration.

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This Week in Palestine

Jess & Jamal discuss global warming and the cold weather that triggered a wave of blackouts across Texas, leaving millions of residents shivering in the dark.

Our guest this week is Sani Meo, publisher of “This Week in Palestine” (http://thisweekinpalestine.com). Sani Meo talks about the different themes the magazine has been featuring for the past twenty years, and the challenges he is facing to keep publishing a quality magazine under Israeli occupation and additional restrictions due to COVID-19.

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ICC Opens Door to Holding Israel Accountable

Legal expert Diana Buttu discusses the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) ruling that it has jurisdiction over the territories occupied by Israel in 1967, opening the way for an inquiry into allegations of Israeli war crimes in the region.

Jess and Jamal discuss President Biden’s approach to human rights in the Middle East, specifically Saudi Arabia and Palestine. They also discuss Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

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Medical Apartheid

Jewish Israeli activist Ronnie Barkan says that Israel is demonstrating “Medical Apartheid,” and not vaccine leadership, by not providing COVID-19 vaccines to approximately five million Palestinians who live under Israeli rule.

Jess and Jamal discuss the saga of Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green who faces a House vote to strip her from committee assignments, over her history of trafficking in racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and baseless conspiracy theories.

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