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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Jared Kushner’s Incompetence & Colonial Mentality

Jess and Jamal dissect Jared Kushner’s interview on Axios/HBO. His interview with journalist Jonathan Swan revealed Kushner’s underlying Zionist and Western attitudes toward the Palestinian people and oppressed people of color in general, as well as his utter lack of credibility or experience in diplomacy. Kushner questioned the Palestinians’ right to self-determination, putting the burden on them to prove they are deserving of freedom, justice, equality and their human rights.

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Netanyahu’s Sinking Ship

Jess & Jamal discuss one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s biggest setbacks of his political career, as he missed a deadline to form a new coalition government, pushing the Israeli Knesset to dissolve itself, and setting the stage for new elections in mid-September. Jess and Jamal make the case that Trump-Kushner’s so-called Deal of the Century may be the first casualty of Netanyahu’s sinking ship.

They also discuss Robert Mueller’s surprise press conference as calls for impeaching President Trump ramp up.

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Syrian Kurds Thrown Under the Bus, Again

Jess & Jamal discuss the political future of Syrian Kurds, after the US Syria envoy James Jeffrey told a press briefing on Wednesday that the Trump Administration did not support Kurdish independence from Syria, instead it envisioned their future as part of “a democratic, peaceful government” in Damascus.

They also provide an update on the so-called Deal of the Century.

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Is John Bolton Calling the Shots to Strike Iran?

Jess & Jamal discuss the influence of National Security Adviser John Bolton within the Trump Administration to drag the US into war with Iran. Bolton has a history of abusing U.S. intelligence to justify his foreign-policy goals. Perhaps most notorious was a May 2002 speech at the Heritage Foundation, in which Bolton, then the State Department’s Under Secretary for arms-control issues, accused Cuba of developing biological weapons. Later on, Bolton helped sell the lie that Saddam Hussein was building nuclear weapons.

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The No Deal of the Century

Jess & Jamal discuss some of the details of leaked content of Trump-Kushner’s so-called Deal of the Century. The deal, according to leaked documents, will be signed between Israel, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to bring about the creation of “New Palestine.”

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Antisemitism & Islamophobia, Two Sides of the Same Coin

Jess & Jamal interview Zeiad Abbas from the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) about their upcoming event: Indigenous, Palestinian and Black Liberation, Commemorating the Palestinian Nakba. They also discuss the rise of hate, racism, antisemitism and Islamophobia in the US since Trump took office.

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