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.

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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.

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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

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