The Politics of the Olympics

Journalist May Shigenobu discusses controversy over the opening ceremony at the Tokyo Olympics and Japanese politics during an uptick in Coronavirus cases.

Jess & Jamal comment on Ben & Jerry’s statement in the New York Times. They also discuss Tunisia’s crisis after its president Kais Saied suspended parliament.

Is Lebanon a Failed State?

Professor Rania Masri and Anis Germany, MD talk about the dire political situation in Lebanon, as the Lebanese people struggle through economic collapse.

Jess & Jamal discuss the Israeli meltdown over Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, as the company announces that it will end sales of its popular products in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Sentiments on Israel Shifting Among Jewish Americans

Author and human rights activist Miko Peled talks about the shifting sentiments among Jewish Americans towards Israel. He also discusses Israel’s racist Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law.

Jess and Jamal examine the Palestinian security forces and the crackdown on critics of Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas.

**This show is dedicated to the memory of Terry Collins, co-Founder, President and volunteer programmer at KPOO San Francisco.

Is the Palestinian Authority Cracking Down on Dissent?

Human rights attorney Diana Buttu discusses the death of Nizar Banat, a prominent critic of the Palestinian Authority (PA), while in the custody of PA security forces last week. She also talks about the PA’s crackdown on dissent.

Jess & Jamal talk about the continued ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in Jerusalem by the Israeli Occupation. They also discuss the broken promise by the Biden Administration to reopen the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem.