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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 Un-Redacted Jess & Jamal Report

Jess & Jamal provide their own take on the Redacted Mueller Report. They also discuss Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan a/k/a Deal of the Century and the increased incitement and verbal attacks targeting Representative Ilhan Omar.

 

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Israel’s Election Exposes Right-Wing Extremism

Jess & Jamal analyze the results of the recent Israeli election, guaranteeing Benjamin Netanyahu his fifth term as Prime Minister. They also discuss Airbnb’s decision to backtrack on delisting properties located in Israeli Colonial Settlements on stolen Palestinian land to end lawsuits brought by the hosts.

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Arab Talk’s Take on the Democratic Candidates & Scenes from 71 Years

Jess & Jamal discuss and analyze some of the Democratic candidates in the crowded 2020 U.S. Presidential race. They also interview Michael Malek Najjar, the director of Scenes from 71 Years, a play about Palestinian life under occupation.

To learn more about this U.S. premiere go to https://www.goldenthread.org/2019-season/scenes/

 

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Did God Send Trump to Save Israel?

Jess & Jamal discuss “separation of church and state” as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested in a televised interview that his boss President Trump, like the Bible’s Queen Esther, may have been put on Earth to save the Jews.

They also discuss Trump’s presidential proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

 
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Fox News Is Drowning in Hatred and Racism

Jess and Jamal discuss recent racist and Islamophobic comments by two of Fox News’ most prominent opinion hosts — Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson.

Jeanine Pirro — an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump who has become a fundraiser in Pennsylvania and elsewhere for Republicans — questioned whether a hijab worn by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar signaled her support of Sharia law.  Watch her comments here.

Tucker Carlson in a recording released by Media Matters describes Iraqis as “semiliterate primitive monkeys.” In a separate instance, he criticizes Iraqis for having a “culture where people just don’t use toilet paper or forks.”

 

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Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar: Islamophobic?

Jess & Jamal discuss with Dr. Hatem Bazian the vicious attacks on Representative Ilhan Omar. Dr. Bazian also talks about a recent New Yorker article which exposes Psy-Group (established by “former” Israeli Mossad agents) targeting BDS activists on college campuses.

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UN: Israel Intentionally Shot Children & Journalists in Gaza

Jess and Jamal discuss recent UNHRC‘s report which provided evidence suggesting that Israel committed crimes against humanity in responding to 2018 protests in Gaza, as snipers targeted people clearly identifiable as children, health workers and journalists.

They also discuss Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony that labeled President Trump a “racist,” a “con man,” and a “cheat.”


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