Surviving COVID-19, A Personal Experience

Arab Talk guest Eman Jamal shares her personal experience fighting COVID-19 after contracting it along with her family in Dubai, UAE. She also provides tips about ways to cope with the illness.

Jess and Jamal discuss Jamaal Bowman’s victory over Rep. Eliot Engel marking a major defeat for the Israel lobby.

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Quarantined Music

Arabic violin virtuoso Georges Lammam talks about his collection of works and how he has been coping with the shelter-in-place orders. He also performs live on Arab Talk.

Jess and Jamal discuss the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s recent declaration to end “all the agreements and understandings with the American and Israeli governments.”

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Despite COVID-19, Israel Plans West Bank Annexation

Jess and Jamal discuss the latest updates on the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. They also discuss Israel’s plans to annex large parts of the West Bank. Israeli veteran Journalist David Michaelis provides his expert analysis on the direction Israel is heading in and the future coalition government.

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Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

Jess and Jamal discuss the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and the inadequacies of citizen’s arrest laws in the United States. (Since the recording of this program, the two suspects were arrested after a major public outcry.) They also discuss Israel’s plan to annex large areas of the West Bank. The settlements are deemed illegal by most world powers and condemned by the Palestinians, who see all the West Bank, which Israel captured in a 1967 war, as theirs for a future state.

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Ramadan in Times of Covid-19 and a Special Report from Lebanon

Jess and Jamal discuss Ramadan 2020 and how to practice faith in times of Covid-19, joined by the Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA) office.
They also interview political activist and university professor Rania Masri, PhD, who comments on the Lebanese government’s handling of the pandemic in a country that hosts approximately 1.5 million refugees.

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The New Normal in the Coronavirus Age

Jess and Jamal discuss the new normal in the age of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Is there a rush to return to old norms? What are the repercussions? Journalist Daoud Kuttab provides an update about COVID-19 and its impact on communities in Jordan and Palestine.

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COVID-19 Special Report from Jordan

Arab Talk co-host Jamal Dajani interviews award-winning journalist and former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, Daoud Kuttab. From his shelter-in-place in Amman, Jordan, Professor Kuttab discusses the impact of the Coronavirus there and in Palestine.

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Coronavirus: Are We Bending the Curve?

Jess & Jamal provide the latest updates on COVID-19, discussing how black and brown populations in the US are disproportionately affected by this pandemic. They also discuss its effects on communities in the Middle East and the misinformation disseminated on social media.

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Coronavirus: Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Jess & Jamal provide updates about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as more than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. Jess Ghannam, PhD discusses best practices for confined people to help them deal with their mental health during this global crisis.

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Shelter in Place

As the number of people suffering from COVID-19 is approaching half a million, Jess and Jamal discuss the importance of ’Shelter in Place,’ and what life is like under the mandate. They also discuss how the Trump administration and other governmental agencies have been handling this global pandemic.

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