Are Arabs White?

Guest comedian and writer Amer Zahr says that Arab Americans should not be counted as white in the US Census. Does being legally white turn this oft-sidelined community into a ‘legally invisible’ entity?

Jess and Jamal discuss the recent brouhaha with Peter Beinart’s editorial making the case for a binational Jewish-Palestinian state.

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US Media Ignores Ghislaine Maxwell’s Family Ties to the Mossad

Diana Buttu, legal analyst and former legal advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian negotiators, explains the planned Israeli annexation of illegal colonial settlements in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.

Jess and Jamal discuss the recent arrest of Jeffrey Epstein’s confidante Ghislaine Maxwell and her father’s ties to the Israeli Mossad.

Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal · US Media Ignores Ghislaine Maxwell’s Family Ties To The Mossad – 2 Jul 2020

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Surviving COVID-19, A Personal Experience

Arab Talk guest Eman Jamal shares her personal experience fighting COVID-19 after contracting it along with her family in Dubai, UAE. She also provides tips about ways to cope with the illness.

Jess and Jamal discuss Jamaal Bowman’s victory over Rep. Eliot Engel marking a major defeat for the Israel lobby.

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Is Finland in Russia?

Our guest, Rev. Michael Yoshii, talks about race relations and solidarity between Japanese Americans and Palestinians.

Jess and Jamal discuss the book by former National Security Advisor John Bolton that President Trump is trying to stop from being published.

Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal · Is Finland In Russia? – 18 Jun 2020

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European Human Rights Court: France Violated BDS Activists’ Rights

Arab Talk guest Dr. Hatem Bazian talks about racism and Islamophobia in the United States and Europe.

Jess and Jamal discuss the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights saying that France violated the freedom of expression of pro-Palestinian activists who were convicted for campaigning to boycott Israeli goods. They also discuss the US and Israel’s efforts to intimidate the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

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Where Do Many Police Departments Train?

Jess and Jamal discuss the recent developments in the murder cases of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. They also talk about how US law enforcement agencies have been receiving training on crowd control, use of force and surveillance by Israel’s national police, military and intelligence services.

Amnesty International has condemned these practices:
https://www.amnestyusa.org/with-whom-are-many-u-s-police-departments-training-with-a-chronic-human-rights-violator-israel/

I Can’t Breathe

Jamal interviews Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, who has recently won the prestigious Georgina M. Smith Award from the American Association of University Professors. She discusses the significance of the award and the systematic attacks on her by hate groups.

Jess & Jamal discuss the brutal murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, who was pinned down to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer, who had his knee on Floyd’s neck for about eight minutes. This murder was captured on video as Floyd pled with the officer, ”Please, please, please, I can’t breathe.”

Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal · I Can’t Breathe – 28 May 2020

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Quarantined Music

Arabic violin virtuoso Georges Lammam talks about his collection of works and how he has been coping with the shelter-in-place orders. He also performs live on Arab Talk.

Jess and Jamal discuss the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s recent declaration to end “all the agreements and understandings with the American and Israeli governments.”

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Despite COVID-19, Israel Plans West Bank Annexation

Jess and Jamal discuss the latest updates on the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. They also discuss Israel’s plans to annex large parts of the West Bank. Israeli veteran Journalist David Michaelis provides his expert analysis on the direction Israel is heading in and the future coalition government.

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Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

Jess and Jamal discuss the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and the inadequacies of citizen’s arrest laws in the United States. (Since the recording of this program, the two suspects were arrested after a major public outcry.) They also discuss Israel’s plan to annex large areas of the West Bank. The settlements are deemed illegal by most world powers and condemned by the Palestinians, who see all the West Bank, which Israel captured in a 1967 war, as theirs for a future state.

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