Power, Money and the Politics of Fear

Jamal Dajani discusses with Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi the disappearance of Saudi dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the silence of the Trump Administration.

They also discuss the content of the new documents revealing that the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco (JCF) has been consistently funding far-right and anti-Muslim hate groups across the country as far back as 2003. With a 2017 budget of over $240 million, and assets totaling over $1 billion, the JCF funded these hate groups and agitators to the tune of more than 300 million dollars over the course of the years investigated.

Read more about the JCF’s funding here.

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Pro-Israel Canary Mission Exposed, Secret Funders Unveiled

Jess and Jamal discuss with Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi the recent exposé about Canary Mission, a shadowy online entity which publishes negative, often defamatory, portraits of activists, students and academics who are supportive of Palestinians, back the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement for Palestinian rights, or are critical of Israeli state policy in relationship to the Occupation of Palestine.

Canary Mission has received $100,000 in funds from the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a “supporting foundation” of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco.

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Kavanaugh vs. Ford and the Effects of Bullying & Trauma on Academic Freedom

Jess & Jamal discuss with Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi the confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court and the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford who testified that she was sexually assaulted by him. Dr. Abdulhadi discusses institutional bullying and how women are fighting back.

 

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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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