US District Judge Rules “Watchlist” Unconstitutional

Jess & Jamal discuss U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga’s recent ruling that the federal government’s watchlist of “known or suspected terrorists” is unconstitutional. Judge Trenga ruled that the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) violated due process because there was no clear standard for people to be included or removed from the list.

They also discuss the reasons behind the resignation of Jason Greenblatt, US special envoy to the Middle East and architect behind Trump’s “Deal of the Century.”

 
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Jared Kushner’s Incompetence & Colonial Mentality

Jess and Jamal dissect Jared Kushner’s interview on Axios/HBO. His interview with journalist Jonathan Swan revealed Kushner’s underlying Zionist and Western attitudes toward the Palestinian people and oppressed people of color in general, as well as his utter lack of credibility or experience in diplomacy. Kushner questioned the Palestinians’ right to self-determination, putting the burden on them to prove they are deserving of freedom, justice, equality and their human rights.

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Netanyahu’s Sinking Ship

Jess & Jamal discuss one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s biggest setbacks of his political career, as he missed a deadline to form a new coalition government, pushing the Israeli Knesset to dissolve itself, and setting the stage for new elections in mid-September. Jess and Jamal make the case that Trump-Kushner’s so-called Deal of the Century may be the first casualty of Netanyahu’s sinking ship.

They also discuss Robert Mueller’s surprise press conference as calls for impeaching President Trump ramp up.

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Syrian Kurds Thrown Under the Bus, Again

Jess & Jamal discuss the political future of Syrian Kurds, after the US Syria envoy James Jeffrey told a press briefing on Wednesday that the Trump Administration did not support Kurdish independence from Syria, instead it envisioned their future as part of “a democratic, peaceful government” in Damascus.

They also provide an update on the so-called Deal of the Century.

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The No Deal of the Century

Jess & Jamal discuss some of the details of leaked content of Trump-Kushner’s so-called Deal of the Century. The deal, according to leaked documents, will be signed between Israel, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to bring about the creation of “New Palestine.”

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Antisemitism & Islamophobia, Two Sides of the Same Coin

Jess & Jamal interview Zeiad Abbas from the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) about their upcoming event: Indigenous, Palestinian and Black Liberation, Commemorating the Palestinian Nakba. They also discuss the rise of hate, racism, antisemitism and Islamophobia in the US since Trump took office.

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