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Arab Talk with Jess and Jamal brings news and analysis of the Arab World and Middle East from an Arab perspective. Arab Talk Co-Hosts Jess Ghannam and Jamal Dajani come together every week to interview news makers from around the world and deliver a uniquely Arab view of this region-- politics, culture, art, music and all things Arab on Arab Talk with Jess and Jamal.

The Incarceration of Children and Erosion of Human Rights

Jamal Dajani discusses with civil rights attorney Liz Jackson the incarceration of hundreds of immigrant children in cages at the US border with Mexico. They also talk about the confirmation of Ken Marcus as the top civil rights enforcer at the Department of Education and his efforts to ensure criticism of Israel on college campuses is muted.
 

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In Memory of Razan al-Najjar

Jess & Jamal discuss the murder of Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar in Gaza. Instead of apologizing, Israeli officials claimed that the medic was acting as a human shield for Hamas when she was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in Gaza.

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Confronting Racism & Islamophobia in the United States

Jamal interviews Dr. Hatem Bazian about the rise of racism and Islamophobia in the United States. From actress Roseanne Barr to President Trump, why are people feeling emboldened to bash Muslims, immigrants and people of color?

 

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Born a Refugee

Jess & Jamal interview Ziad Abbas from the  Middle East Children’s Alliance to talk about Palestinian refugees and MECA’s work. Mr. Abbas grew up at the Dheisha Refugee Camp in Bethlehem where he co-founded Ibdaa Cultural Center.

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Nakba at 70: The Catastrophe That Never Ended

Jess & Jamal host Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi to talk about “Al Nakba,” which literally translates as “The Catastrophe.” It refers to the mass expulsion and ethnic cleansing of at least 750,000 Palestinians by Zionist paramilitary groups from their homeland 70 years ago.

 

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Islamophobia at San Jose Police Department

Jess and Jamal interview Lebanese-American, Muslim-American Police Officer, Nabil Haidar, who filed a claim against the City of San Jose and the San Jose Police Department alleging continuous harassment and discrimination based upon his race, national origin and religion. According to Officer Haidar, who is a US citizen, other SJPD officers regularly referred to him as “Taliban”, “ISIS” and “Lebanese Bomber” among other egregious comments.

 

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