I Can’t Breathe

Jamal interviews Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, who has recently won the prestigious Georgina M. Smith Award from the American Association of University Professors. She discusses the significance of the award and the systematic attacks on her by hate groups.

Jess & Jamal discuss the brutal murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, who was pinned down to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer, who had his knee on Floyd’s neck for about eight minutes. This murder was captured on video as Floyd pled with the officer, ”Please, please, please, I can’t breathe.”

Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal · I Can’t Breathe – 28 May 2020

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.

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.”

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.

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.

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.

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.

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.

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.

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.

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.

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.

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.

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.