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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.

Palestine in Israeli School Books

Dr. Nurit Peled-Elhanan talks about anti-Palestinian ideoplogy in Israeli school books: “Israeli education also propagates the idea of Israel as democracy– the only democracy in the Middle East– while reinforcing its existance as an Ethnocracy.” 

Jess & Jamal expose the hypocrisy by some Western media outlets criticizing Qatar’s human rights record as it hosts the FIFA World Cup 2022.

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UN Rapporteur: Israel’s Occupation is Indistinguishable from Settler-Colonialism

UN Special Rapporteur Francesca Albanese discusses her report on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967.
“Realizing the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to self-determination requires dismantling once and for all the Israeli settler-colonial occupation and its apartheid practices.”

Jess & Jamal look into Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to power for a record sixth time, in partnership with Itamar Ben-Gvir, a follower of Meir Kahane, and an admirer of terrorist Baruch Goldstein. 

Report: https://www.un.org/unispal/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/A.77.356_210922.pdf

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Israel Escalates Abuse of Palestinian Children

Human Rights Lawyer Diana Buttu discusses the recent death of seven-year-old Rayyan Suleiman, who died while being chased by Israeli soldiers in the occupied village of Tekoa, prompting the US State Dept. to call for an investigation.

Jess & Jamal examine The Hill’s firing of Katie Halper for describing Israel’s policies as tantamount to apartheid. The cancelling of Ms. Halper is part of a trend by media outlets to muzzle critics of Israel.

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Probe Finds Abu Akleh’s Killing ‘Deliberate’

Aseel AlBajeh, Legal Researcher and Advocacy Officer at Al-Haq Human Rights Organization discusses Israel’s systematic targeting of Palestinian civil society and the shutting down of the offices of six Palestinian human rights groups. A joint probe by Forensic Architecture and Al-Haq has recently uncovered evidence that an Israeli sniper repeatedly shot at Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Jess & Jamal explain why Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks from both sides of his mouth, one for an international audience at the UN and another targeting Israeli voters.

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Deconstructing Lebanon’s Quagmire

Dr. Rania Masri and Dr. Anis Germany discuss Lebanon’s economic nightmare, how the country ended up in such a state and what remedies can be implemented to transition into a better future.

Jess & Jamal explain Israel’s recent backtracking on some of its racist and draconian measures in order to be added to the United States’ Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The VWP allows citizens of select countries to stay in the United States for up to 90 days without having to obtain a visa.

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No Tech for Apartheid

Ariel Koren, former marketing manager at Google for Education, discusses her recent resignation from the tech giant after facing retaliation from management and harassment from fellow Googlers for criticizing Project Nimbus, a $1.2 billion agreement between Google, Amazon and the Israeli military. To learn more: https://www.notechforapartheid.com/

Jess & Jamal examine Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent spending frenzy on Vision 2030, a $7 trillion+ development plan for Saudi Arabia.

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Straight Talk with Renowned Rapper Lowkey

Renowned British rapper and activist Lowkey (Kareem Dennis) discusses his passion for rap music and his pursuit of social justice. He also talks about how the Israel lobbying network in the UK tries relentlessly to censor him due to his criticism of Israeli Apartheid and its oppression of the Palestinian people. 

Jess and Jamal discuss the recent admission by the Israeli occupation military that there is ‘a possibility’ its soldiers killed Shireen Abu Akleh. They also discuss Israel’s new draconian measures that foreign visitors to the West Bank must declare their “love interest” before entering.

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Our Vision for Liberation

Ramzy Baroud discusses his recent book, Our Vision for Liberation, co-edited with Illan Pappe. Contributors to this unique collection of essays draw on their own remarkable personal experiences and successes; they address what now, what next, is to be done, in a manner that reflects not only Palestinian aspirations, but their view of what is possible.

Jess & Jamal discuss France’s and Algeria’s ‘renewed partnership’ 60 years after independence.

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Hollywood Continues to Vilify Arabs

Egyptian-American actor & lawyer Amr El-Bayoumi explains how Hollywood continues to market hateful Arab & Muslim stereotypes and narratives through persistent distorted, and toxic roles in its films.

Jess & Jamal discuss how OPEC & Saudi Arabia are profiteering from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and why did billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, quietly invested more than $500 million in three major Russian energy companies between February and March?

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