Giovanni Fassina, Program Director of the European Legal Support Center, describes how the blanket accusation of “antisemitism” became the go-to trigger to censor legitimate discussion on issues related to Palestine on the German public, state-owned international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW).
Jess & Jamal discuss the complaint against US lobbyists accused of failing to disclose spyware developer NSO Group’s ties to the Israeli government, and the trial of a former Twitter employee accused of spying on users on behalf of Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Rashid Khalidi discusses the US State Department’s and the Israel Land Authority’s plans to build a new permanent US embassy and diplomatic compound in Jerusalem on private Palestinian property confiscated by Israel after 1948.
Jess and Jamal discuss President Biden’s failed trip to the Middle East, as he did not secure oil commitments at the Arab summit or hold Israel accountable for its violations of human rights.
Jess & Jamal discuss the murder of Shireen Abu Akleh, as US has determined that gunfire from the Israeli military was “likely responsible” for the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in May, but “could not reach a definitive conclusion” on the origin of the bullet due to its condition.
They also discuss President Biden’s upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a break with his campaign pledge of making the kingdom a “pariah” as he struggles to combat record high U.S. gasoline prices.