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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.

President Trump Puts Israeli Interests Over Members of Congress

Jess & Jamal discuss Israel’s decision to bar US congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country after President Donald Trump tweeted that Israel would “show great weakness” to allow them in.

Rep. Omar tweeted that “Trump’s Muslim ban is what Israel is implementing, this time against two duly elected Members of Congress.”

Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said in a statement, “The President’s statements about the Congresswomen are a sign of ignorance and disrespect and beneath the dignity of the Office of the President.”


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White Supremacy Attacks and Unethical Journalism

Jess & Jamal discuss the recent terror attacks by white supremacists in the US, and how pundits and journalists have unethically covered it. The most egregious examples are FOX News’ Tucker Carlson who told his viewers that the country’s white supremacy problem ‘is a hoax’ and CNN’s Jake Tapper who went on a rant likening the Palestinian liberation movement to white supremacy.


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Live from Granada & Hasbara Central

Jamal provides a live update from Granada, Spain, shedding some light on the 800-year Arab renaissance in the Iberian Peninsula. Jess and Jamal discuss Israeli Hasbara (Propaganda) and President Trump’s renewed attacks on Representatives Elijah Cummings and Ilhan Omar.

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Executive Racism

Jess & Jamal discuss Donald Trump’s recent racist attacks on four female lawmakers of color, tweeting that they should “go back” to their countries. Representatives Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, and Tlaib are from the United States, while Omar became a citizen in 2000. At a Wednesday night rally, Trump’s supporters doubled down against Representative Omar and chanted that Trump should “send her back.” Jess & Jamal also discuss the case of twelve Israelis in Cyprus accused of allegedly raping a 19-year-old British woman.

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Netanyahu Uses The Philistine Trope to Justify Occupation

Jess and Jamal discuss Benjamin Netanyahu’s (a/k/a Mileikowsky, from Poland via Belarus) recent tweets trying to deny Palestinians a homeland by employing racist DNA science.

They also discuss convicted sex offender billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s ties to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.



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Morsi’s Death: An Egyptian Tragedy

Jess and Jamal discuss the mysterious death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Egypt’s chief prosecutor has said Morsi “was immediately taken” to a hospital after fainting inside a glass cage in a Cairo courtroom where he was on trial.

But five Morsi supporters, including three of his attorneys who were inside the courtroom, said that at least 20 minutes, and perhaps as much as 40 minutes, elapsed between his collapse and his removal on a stretcher from the courthouse.

They also interview A’ida Shibli from She talked about her work in Palestine helping communities to be sustainable.


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US Media Beating the Drums of War Against Iran

Jess & Jamal discuss the recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The United States, which has accused Iran or its proxies of carrying out a May 12 attack on four tankers off the UAE’s coast as well as the May 14 drone strikes on two Saudi oil-pumping stations, blamed Iran for today’s attacks without providing any solid evidence.

They also discussed the recent human rights violations in Sudan and attacks on peaceful demonstrators calling for reform and accountability, after the ouster of President Omar el-Bashir, who was charged with corruption.

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