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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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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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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