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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Netanyahu Indicted for Bribery, But Not for War Crimes

Jess & Jamal discuss the recent indictment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.

They also discuss US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that the Trump administration is reversing its stance on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, which are considered illegal under international law, a move that was condemned by Palestinians and many countries around the world.

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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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Saudi Spies at Twitter

Jess and Jamal discuss the recent revelations that two former employees of Twitter were charged with spying for Saudi Arabia by snooping into thousands of private accounts seeking personal information about critics of the Saudi royal family.

They also discuss Representative Andy Levin’s fact-finding visit to the West Bank and his criticism of the Israeli Occupation.

 

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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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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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