“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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Western Media’s Racial Bias Covering Ukraine

Social educator and equity program advisor with the Toronto District School Board Javier Davila
(Twitter: @XjusticeXpeace) talks about the smear campaign he was subjected to by the Toronto Sun tabloid and B’nai Brith Canada for sharing a resource guide about Palestine.

Jess & Jamal discuss the racial media bias exhibited by western reporters in their coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Is Putin Bluffing on Ukraine?

Journalist and filmmaker Lia Tarachansky discusses settler colonialism in Israel, the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem and Amnesty International’s report accusing Israel of apartheid.

Jess and Jamal examine President Vladimir Putin’s endgame, in order to declare victory and withdraw Russian troops and tanks from the border with Ukraine.

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US Congress’ Double Standards on Israel

Jess & Jamal discuss why leading Israeli politicians have warned for years that their country was sliding into apartheid, yet US lawmakers have been attacking Amnesty International’s Apartheid Report.

Professors Rabab Abdulhadi and Larry Hanely explain why the administration at San Francisco State University has been trying to dismantle the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies program (AMED.)

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Israel Wants Amnesty Not to Release Apartheid Report

Dr. Stavit Sinai, an anti-Apartheid Israeli activist, discusses how international activists were able to shut down UAV Engines in the UK, which is owned by Elbit Systems, one of Israel’s largest arms manufacturers and purveyor of war crimes.
 
Jess & Jamal discuss Amnesty’s Apartheid Report. Amnesty is expected to join the Human Rights Watch and the Israeli rights group B’Tselem in accusing Israel of the international crime of apartheid.

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Conflict in Ukraine Has Global Consequences

Jess & Jamal discuss the global impact of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, as Russia denies it is preparing to invade its neighbor, despite stationing around 100,000 Russian troops at various locations along the border, according to Ukrainian and Western officials.

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Israel Eyes Bedouins’ Land in the Naqab

Jess & Jamal discuss the Israeli clampdown on Bedouin protesters in the Naqab (Negev), as they demonstrate against Israel’s “forestation project” which they refer to as a “land-grab” and “creating new facts on the ground.”

They also discuss the recent Israeli attacks on Hollywood star Emma Watson after her Palestinian solidarity post.

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Islamophobia Is No Laughing Matter

Photojournalist and author Phil Pasquini discusses Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) Islamophobic remarks calling Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) a member of the “jihad squad” and likening her to a bomb-carrying terrorist.

Jess & Jamal discuss “beauty-washing” in Israel as controversy over the Miss Universe pageant heats up.

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