The Attack on Academic Freedom and Professor Rabab Abdulhadi

Jess Ghannam interviews Attorney Behnam Gharagozli, who is representing Professor Rabab Abdulhadi of San Francisco State University. Professor Abdulhadi has been attacked legally by the Lawfare Project in an attempt to silence her and her academic work on Palestine. The judge in this case, Judge Orrick, has essentially dismissed the case against Professor Abdulhadi, but there is one more hearing this Wednesday, August 8th at 2pm. The outcome will have profound implications for academic freedom in the United States. Attorney Gharaghozli is co-council with Attorney Mark Kleinman on this important legal case.

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Khan al-Ahmar: Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing of a Bedouin Village

Jess & Jamal discuss the forced eviction of the residents of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar by Israeli authorities. Israel plans to erase the village to make room for an expansion of its colonial settlements in the Occupied West Bank.

Also on the show, civil rights attorney Mark Kleinman, who represents Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, provides an update on an amended lawsuit filed by the self-described “legal arm of the pro-Israel movement,” the Lawfare Project.

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Nakba at 70: The Catastrophe That Never Ended

Jess & Jamal host Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi to talk about “Al Nakba,” which literally translates as “The Catastrophe.” It refers to the mass expulsion and ethnic cleansing of at least 750,000 Palestinians by Zionist paramilitary groups from their homeland 70 years ago.

 

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Why Is the Media Silent on Palestine?

Jess & Jamal interview Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi and Jaime Veve who recently returned from a conference in Palestine. They were part of an international delegation who spent two weeks in the West Bank meeting with educators, students and activists. They shared their experience on Arab Talk.

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Civil Liberties under Threat and Those Who Defend It!

Jamal Dajani interviews civil rights attorneys Mark Kleiman, Behnam Gharagozli and Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi about their victory against the Lawfare Project, a shadowy organization that advocates the “use of the law as a weapon of war against critics of Israel.”

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Palestinian Women, Gender & Sexual Justice

Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi discusses the case of Ahed Tamimi and the vilification of Palestinian women. She also talks about the First Amendment and discusses why attempts to tamper with it will eventually fail.

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Race & Resistance with Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi

Jess & Jamal interview Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi about the recent outcome of a lawsuit targeting her and San Francisco State University. This is part one of a series of interviews focusing on racism, Islamophobia and attacks on academic freedom on several college campuses across the United States.

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