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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Power, Money and the Politics of Fear

Jamal Dajani discusses with Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi the disappearance of Saudi dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the silence of the Trump Administration.

They also discuss the content of the new documents revealing that the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco (JCF) has been consistently funding far-right and anti-Muslim hate groups across the country as far back as 2003. With a 2017 budget of over $240 million, and assets totaling over $1 billion, the JCF funded these hate groups and agitators to the tune of more than 300 million dollars over the course of the years investigated.

Read more about the JCF’s funding here.

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Pro-Israel Canary Mission Exposed, Secret Funders Unveiled

Jess and Jamal discuss with Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi the recent exposé about Canary Mission, a shadowy online entity which publishes negative, often defamatory, portraits of activists, students and academics who are supportive of Palestinians, back the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement for Palestinian rights, or are critical of Israeli state policy in relationship to the Occupation of Palestine.

Canary Mission has received $100,000 in funds from the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a “supporting foundation” of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco.

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The Attack on Academic Freedom and Professor Rabab Abdulhadi

Jess Ghannam interviews Attorney Behnam Gharagozli, who is representing Professor Rabab Abdulhadi of San Francisco State University. Professor Abdulhadi has been attacked legally by the Lawfare Project in an attempt to silence her and her academic work on Palestine. The judge in this case, Judge Orrick, has essentially dismissed the case against Professor Abdulhadi, but there is one more hearing this Wednesday, August 8th at 2pm. The outcome will have profound implications for academic freedom in the United States. Attorney Gharaghozli is co-council with Attorney Mark Kleinman on this important legal case.

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The Incarceration of Children and Erosion of Human Rights

Jamal Dajani discusses with civil rights attorney Liz Jackson the incarceration of hundreds of immigrant children in cages at the US border with Mexico. They also talk about the confirmation of Ken Marcus as the top civil rights enforcer at the Department of Education and his efforts to ensure criticism of Israel on college campuses is muted.
 

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