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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.

Israel’s ‘Preemptive Strike’ Kills Children

Dr. Robert Ross, Professor of Literary Arts & Social Justice Studies at Park Point University discusses the recent dismissal of a bogus lawsuit brought against him by a colleague and Israel’s lobby group Lawfare Project for teaching about Palestine and supporting BDS.

Jess & Jamal take a look at the Israeli onslaught on Gaza which killed 16 Palestinian children.

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US Lobbyists for Israeli Spyware Firm Could Face Prison

Adam Shapiro, Palestine-Israel advocacy director at Dawn, discusses how a group of US-based lobbyists representing the Israeli spyware company NSO have been violating the Foreign Agent Registration Act (Fara) by not registering the company as being under the control of the Israeli government.

Jess & Jamal unpack the newly uncovered transcripts from the trial of the infamous 1956 Kafr Qasem massacre perpetrated by Israeli Border Police and the coverup thereafter.

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German Broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) Censors Palestine Debate

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.  

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Biden’s Middle East Trip, Dead on Arrival

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.

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Israel’s Arms Giant Faces Activists Wrath in UK

Jewish Israeli activist Ronnie Barkan discusses why the Israeli weapons manufacturer, Elbit Systems, might be forced to abandon its UK factories due to protests.

Jess & Jamal discuss Biden’s “historic flight” from Jeddah to Tel Aviv. And why is the United States planning to build its new embassy in Jerusalem on stolen Palestinian land? 

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US Gives Israel a Pass in the Murder of Shireen Abu Akleh

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.

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Israel’s Lobby Pouring Millions to Unseat Progressive Democrats

Richard Silverstein discusses his recent article published in Tikun Olam, “Israel’s Paroxysm of Judeo-Hate–Vile chants of 70,000 Judeo-terrorists-in-the-making.”

Jess & Jamal talk about AIPAC’s recent campaigns to unseat politicians critical of Israeli human rights violations.

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AIPAC & the NRA, Much in Common

Martin Konečhný, founder and director of the European Middle East Project (EuMEP), discusses why Israeli-aligned EU commissioners insist that funding to Palestinians be conditioned on revised content in their textbooks. 

Jess & Jamal discuss the endless mass killings in the United States and the influence of AIPAC & the NRA  on American politics. They also talk about Israel’s racist flag march in Jerusalem.

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Israel Kills Journalist, Attacks Funeral Procession

Jess & Jamal report on the killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli Occupation Forces, and the attack on her funeral procession in Jerusalem. Jess & Jamal also reflect on the Nakba, the forced expulsion of Palestinians 74 years ago.
Digital Rights Defender, Mona Shtaya discusses her recent article in the Middle East Institute, “Nowhere to hide: The impact of Israel’s digital surveillance regime on the Palestinians,” where she details Israel’s surveillance methods and how it uses Palestinians as test subjects to market its technology internationally.

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Israel’s Policy of Administrative Detention

Milena Ansari, International Advocacy Officer at Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association discusses Israel’s policy of administrative detention, including torture and cruel treatment of Palestinian political prisoners.

Jess & Jamal examine Putin’s defiant speech at the annual Victory Day commemorations in Moscow that falsely depicted Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as an extension of the struggle against Nazism in Europe.

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