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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 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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Lawmakers Criminalize BDS, Support Sanctions on Russia

Producer Suhad Babaa discusses her documentary “Boycott” which chronicles three every-day Americans challenging anti-BDS laws for their constitutionality in a nation-wide First Amendment battle. 233 bills targeting Palestinian advocacy have been introduced across the United States in recent years and 32 states have passed laws targeting the BDS movement.
Learn more about the film and upcoming screenings: https://justvision.org/boycott

Jess & Jamal shed light on the recent developments of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Greenwashing Colonialism and Apartheid

Shireen Tawil discusses her recent article “The ‘desert’ was already blooming: Palestine, Colonialism, and Global Climate Justice.” 

Shireen writes about Climate and Ecological Emergency and how Israel’s myth of environmental stewardship couldn’t be further from the truth.

Jess & Jamal discuss the recent attacks by Israeli Settlers and military on Palestinians during the holy month of Ramadan and Easter Holidays.
Learn More: https://visualizingpalestine.org/visuals/between-rising-tide-and-apartheid

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Jenin Massacre Twenty Years Later

Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi discusses the history of resistance in the Palestinian town of Jenin, as the Israeli Occupation Forces have recently intensified its raids there, targeting the Jenin refugee camp.

Jess and Jamal examine why Israel has been sheltering Russian Oligarchs, as they face global sanctions. Also, rabbis speak out against US Jewish funding of Israeli extremists.

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From Palestine with Art

Jess & Jamal discuss the timing of Israel’s meeting with top diplomats from four Arab countries (Bahrain, UAE, Egypt, and Morocco) and the United States. Was this just another photo op, or are Arabs helping Israel whitewash its Apartheid?

Faisal Saleh, founder of the Palestine Museum in Woodbridge, CT talks about the museum’s latest exhibition in Venice, Italy: “From Palestine with Art,” which will be presented at  the 59th International Art Exhibition- La Biennale di Venezia starting April 23, 2022.
For more information: https://www.palestinemuseum.us/biennale-press-release

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Is the Tail Wagging the Dog at SFSU?

Jess & Jamal discuss Ukrainian President Zelenskiy’s recent address to the Israeli Knesset, and AIPAC’s  endorsement of  Republicans who claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 election.

Dr. Tomomi Kinukawa joins Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi to discuss their grievances  against San Francisco State University’s administration.

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“Academic Freedom” Except for Palestine

Journalist and author Amira Hass discusses her recent article in Haaretz, “Israel to Decide for Palestinians Which Foreign Lecturers Can Teach at West Bank Universities,”a set of procedures published by the Defense Ministry puts further restrictions on who can enter, work and stay in the West Bank.

Jess & Jamal examine why private jets belonging to Russian Oligarchs are coming in and out of Israel in recent days. 

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Racism is “Atmospheric” in Western Discourse

Dr. Hatem Bazian discusses his article, “Ukraine and Fanon: Racism is “Atmospheric” in Western Discourse,” as Western reporters covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine indulge in well-rehearsed racist tropes.

Jess and Jamal examine why Israel Lobby groups are campaigning to exempt Jewish Oligarchs from sanctions, such as Roman Abramovich, who Forbes in 2005 described as the wealthiest man in Russia. 

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