Are We on the Brink of War in the Middle East?

Jess and Jamal discuss the recent escalations between Israel and Iran, following a series of Israeli attacks in Iraq and Lebanon and Hezbollah’s threats to retaliate.

Israel’s state of high alert over potential cross border attacks comes days after U.S. officials leaked confirmation Israel was behind a July bombing at a weapons factory in Iraq. Also, Lebanon has blamed Israel for a drone strike in the suburbs of Beirut.

 
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The New “King of Israel”

Jess & Jamal discuss President Trump’s tweet quoting from a right-wing conspiracy theorist who called him “the King of Israel.”

“President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world…  Jewish people in Israel love him… like he’s the King of Israel”

This comes just a day after telling reporters that Jewish people who vote for Democrats are disloyal.

 
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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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