Confronting Violent White Supremacy

Jess and Jamal discuss the rising threat of white supremacy in the US. They analyze the events that led to the storming of the US Capitol and the second impeachment of Donald Trump.

Israeli Filmmaker Ram Loevy talks about his recent film, The Dead of Jaffa. The film is about a Palestinian Israeli couple who are torn between their emerging parental responsibility and a very real fear of police retribution. The film is streamed for free on LinkTV.org.

“The Dead of Jaffa” is available to stream for free in the US for a limited time at this link.

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.

Arab Sheikh Buys Racist Israeli Soccer Team

Jess & Jamal discuss the recent purchase of Beitar Jerusalem, known as the “most racist soccer team in the world,” by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Nahyan, a first cousin of the de facto Emirati ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. They also discuss Israel’s systematic targeting of Palestinian children.

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.

Why is Macron Targeting Muslims in France?

Our guest Chafika Attalai, International Project Manager at CCIF (Collectif Contre L’Islamophobie en France), discusses Emmanuel Macron’s recent attacks on Muslims in France and a new Islamophobic bill aimed at  banning Muslim religious practices.

Jess and Jamal discuss the increased attacks by Israeli colonial settlers on Palestinian farmers during olive harvest.

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.

Israeli Left in Denial

Arab Talk guest analyst Ronnie Barkan says that the Israeli left is in denial, as thousands of Israelis protested across the country, flouting a new law meant to curb anti-Netanyahu demonstrations during a coronavirus lockdown.

Jess and Jamal provide the latest update on the upcoming presidential elections. 

And an interview with Mikey Muhanna, Executive Director of Afikra.com.

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.

Faithwashing and “Peace” in the Middle East

Our guest Ali Abunimah discusses his recent article in the Electronic Intifada, Meet Emgage, the pro-Israel Muslims backing Joe Biden.

Jess and Jamal deconstruct the so-called Abraham Accords.

Donald Trump, The Teflon Man

Jess and Jamal discuss the recent recordings of Donald Trump by journalist Bob Woodward revealing that the President minimized the risks of the coronavirus to the American public despite knowing as early as January that the virus was “deadly” and highly contagious. But will this affect the outcome of the elections?

Veteran Israeli journalist David Michaelis explains how the UAE gave Benjamin Netanyahu a new political life and how the Palestinian Authority is in dire need to change its failed strategy with Israel.

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.

Islamophobia at MSNBC

Journalist Daoud Kuttab discusses the recent arrest of Emad Hajjaj, one of the Arab world’s best-known cartoonists, by Jordanian police. He was released only after an international outcry, which included an article in the Washington Post by our guest.

Jess and Jamal talk about the reaction to the UAE normalization with Israel and the recent Islamophobic comments by MSNBC host Joy Reid. Reid has previously faced criticism for derogatory remarks towards Muslims and the LGBTQ community.

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.

What’s Behind the Israel-UAE Peace Deal?

The UAE government says that its normalization with Israel “immediately stops” Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank. Our guest Diana Buttu refutes this.

Jess and Jamal discuss what’s shaping up at the DNC and the recent attacks on Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour. They also discuss former Trump advisor Steve Bannon’s arrest on fraud charges.

Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal · What’s Behind The Israel-UAE Peace Deal? – 20 Aug 2020

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.

UAE Normalizes Relations With Israel

Guest Dr. Rania Masri describes the aftermath of Beirut’s explosion. She says that Lebanon’s donor countries have pledged very little money to help Beirut recover from its horrific devastation.
Below is a link to a variety of organizations you can donate to:

Beirut Explosion: How to Donate

Jess and Jamal discuss the United Arab Emirate’s normalization with Israel. They also talk about the recent primary victory achieved by the Democratic “Squad.”

SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get new episodes every Thursday.