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.

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Saudi Spies at Twitter

Jess and Jamal discuss the recent revelations that two former employees of Twitter were charged with spying for Saudi Arabia by snooping into thousands of private accounts seeking personal information about critics of the Saudi royal family.

They also discuss Representative Andy Levin’s fact-finding visit to the West Bank and his criticism of the Israeli Occupation.

 

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Sisi’s Crackdown on Opposition

Jess & Jamal discuss the recent popular protests against Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi which have spread to at least eight cities, including Cairo, Alexandria, and Suez. The protests appear, in part, to have been sparked by a series of videos posted by Egyptian exile Mohamed Ali.

Jess & Jamal also discuss the continuing saga of Donald Trump’s impeachment and the President’s obsession with finding dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

 

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Jess & Jamal’s Predictions for 2019

Jess & Jamal outline their predictions for the year from Donald Trump’s Border Wall to Bashar al-Assad and Syria. They also talk about the US elections in 2020. Will Donald Trump get re-elected for four more years or will he get impeached?

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News from Qatar & Beyond

Jess has just returned from Qatar providing a comprehensive update on the political situation there. He discusses the tense relations between Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Jamal reports on the recent deterioration of security in the West Bank.

 

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Israel Admits to Sinking Refugee Ship

Jess & Jamal discuss the recent revelation that an Israeli submarine sank a Lebanese boat full of refugees in 1982. Was it a mistake or a war crime? They also talk about Airbnb’s decision to remove listings in Israeli Colonial Settlements in the West Bank and the recent developments in the Khashoggi murder case.

 

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Khashoggi’s Murder: Who Benefits?

Jess & Jamal discuss the bizarre mystery surrounding the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and US-Saudi relations. Turkish officials have been leaking information to members of the press that Mr. Khashoggi was killed before his fingers were removed and his body dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

 

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