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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Trump’s Executive Order Muzzles Critics of Israel on College Campuses

Jess and Jamal discuss President Trump’s executive order designed to cut off aid to colleges that tolerate anti-Semitism. However, many First Amendment advocates see it as an effort to stifle free speech and criticism of Israel. Jess and Jamal discuss the impact of this executive order on academic freedom.

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Gaza, Netanyahu’s Scapegoat

Jess & Jamal interview Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi (San Francisco State University) & Dr. Simona Sharoni (Merrimack College) about the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza, which resulted in the death of at least 24 Palestinians, including a father and his two children. They also discuss anti-Semitism, white supremacy and attacks on academic freedom.

 

 

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Israel’s Elections: A Palestinian Perspective

Jamal interviews Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi about the results of the Israeli elections and their impact on Palestinian Israeli citizens, and other Palestinians living under Israeli Occupation.

Dr. Abdulhadi also discusses the recent controversy surrounding Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau as pictures and a video have resurfaced showing him in “blackface.” She also discusses the renewed attacks on her by AMCHA and other Zionist groups who have been for many years trying to suppress her academic freedom, which is protected under the First Amendment.

 
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Netanyahu’s Corruption Cover-Up: Annexation of the West Bank

Along with Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, Jess & Jamal discuss Benjamin Netanyahu’s last-ditch efforts to distract from his corruption charges and attract Israeli right-wing voters before national elections next week. Dr. Abdulhadi also discusses the systematic smear campaigns by hate groups funded by the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, which has been contributing millions of dollars to anti-Muslim, far-right, and right-wing campus-based groups for the past fifteen years.

 
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Senators Vote to Shred the US Constitution for Israel

Jess and Jamal interview Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi about the passage of Senate Bill (S.1) that would empower states to punish companies and individuals who boycott Israel to protest its occupation of Palestinian Territories and Apartheid practices. Dr. Abdulhadi discusses her victory over the Lawfare Project and her lawsuit against San Francisco State University.

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White Supremacy and the Defeat of the Lawfare Project

Jess & Jamal along with Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi discuss the recent deadly attack by a white supremacist on a Synagogue in Pittsburg and the case of the Florida pipe-bomb suspect. Dr. Abdulhadi talks about her recent victory against the Lawfare Project, a group that describes itself as “the legal arm of the pro-Israel community.”

 

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