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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.

Netanyahu Embraces Racist Kahane Followers

Jess & Jamal along with guest Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi discuss Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who recently embraced racist & extremist Meir Kahane followers. Under the Netanyahu-backed agreement, the right-wing Jewish Home party will merge with the ultranationalist Jewish Power party, a move that is expected to boost both parties’ chances of securing seats in the Knesset after Israeli elections on 9 April.

They also discuss the terror plot by Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, a US Coast Guard officer suspected of drawing up a hit list of top Democrats and TV journalists.

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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Under Attack

Jess & Jamal interview Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi about the recent attacks targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar (Democrat – Minnesota). Dr. Abdulhadi discusses the conflation of criticism of Israel with antisemitism.

Jess & Jamal also interview Maad Abu Ghazaleh, a Palestinian American who established an animal shelter near the town of Nablus. His organization Daily Hugz provides education and therapy to children traumatized due to the Israeli Occupation.

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Senators Vote to Shred the US Constitution for Israel

Jess and Jamal interview Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi about the passage of Senate Bill (S.1) that would empower states to punish companies and individuals who boycott Israel to protest its occupation of Palestinian Territories and Apartheid practices. Dr. Abdulhadi discusses her victory over the Lawfare Project and her lawsuit against San Francisco State University.

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Israeli Interests Trump the Constitution in Congress

Jess & Jamal discuss the passing of Senate Bill (S.1) which enacts penalties on entities that engage in boycotts of Israel — one of many measures in the US intended to push back on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. They also discuss Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-Mich.) response to the condescension and criticism by one of her Democratic colleagues regarding her planned trip to the occupied Palestinian Territories by politely suggesting Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)—as well as any other House members— consider joining her or taking similar trips to broaden their understanding of Palestinians’ lived experiences instead of aligning, year after year, with the right-wing perspective of AIPAC lobbyists.

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Trump’s Wall of Shame

Jess & Jamal discuss the plight of 800,000 federal government employees who lost their income due to the government shutdown, as Congress refuses to fund Trump’s Wall with Mexico. They also discuss Michelle Alexander’s article in the New York Times, entitled “Time to Break the Silence on Palestine.”

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The Bigots Are Coming out of the Woodwork

Jess & Jamal discuss the racist attacks by Anabelle Lima-Taub, a commissioner in Hallandale Beach, Florida targeting freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, accusing her of being a terrorist. Lima-Taub was born in Israel.

They also discuss the investigation conducted by the Canadian Revenue Agency on the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Canada for using donations to fund Israeli army projects and illegal colonial settlements. Their activities are in violation of Canadian law which prohibits charitable funds from supporting a foreign army.

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Jess & Jamal’s Predictions for 2019

Jess & Jamal outline their predictions for the year from Donald Trump’s Border Wall to Bashar al-Assad and Syria. They also talk about the US elections in 2020. Will Donald Trump get re-elected for four more years or will he get impeached?

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