Where Do Many Police Departments Train?

Jess and Jamal discuss the recent developments in the murder cases of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. They also talk about how US law enforcement agencies have been receiving training on crowd control, use of force and surveillance by Israel’s national police, military and intelligence services.

Amnesty International has condemned these practices:
https://www.amnestyusa.org/with-whom-are-many-u-s-police-departments-training-with-a-chronic-human-rights-violator-israel/

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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Trump’s Apartheid Plan

Jess & Jamal discuss the unveiling of President Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century,” which is tantamount to the Bantustans of South Africa’s apartheid regime. According to the plan, Palestinians lose all claims to Jerusalem and the right of return of refugees. Meanwhile, Israeli Colonial Settlements will be annexed to Israel along with the Jordan Valley, and security forces will continue to be posted inside Palestine, which would have to be demilitarized.

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The “Deal of the Century” Without Palestinians

Jess & Jamal discuss President Trump’s impeachment trial, as Democrats argue that Trump pushed the Ukrainian government to probe Biden and his son because he was worried about facing the former vice president in November’s election.

They also discuss leaked reports that current VP Mike Pence invited Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House, during the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, to start discussing the “Deal of the Century,” without inviting any representatives from the Palestinian Authority.

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Trump Impeachment Saga

Jess & Jamal discuss President Trump’s impeachment trial in the US Senate, as a trove of texts, voice mail messages, calendar entries and other records from Lev Parnas were released. An associate of the president’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, Parnas offered new details about the Ukraine scandal.

They also discuss the recent uproar over a gaffe made by the producers and host of the popular television game show “Jeopardy!” about the location of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Palestine.

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