Arab Talk with Jess and Jamal brings news and analysis of the Arab World and Middle East, as well as issues affecting the Arab American community. Arab Talk broadcasts live every Thursday from 2-3 PM/PT on KPOO, 89.5FM San Francisco. Follow us on Twitter @ArabTalk Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/arab-talk-with-jess-jamal/id1244474570?mt=2
Israel’s New Government, A Facade Of Change - 17 Jun 2021
Israeli Jewish activist Ronnie Barkan explains why Israel’s new government will bring no major changes to Israeli policy. The new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is on record as advocating the murder of Palestinians taken prisoner, “I’ve killed lots of Arabs in my life and there’s no problem with that,” he said.
Jess and Jamal discuss US double standards when it comes to advocating for Palestinian human rights. They also talk about Egypt’s role in securing the May 21 cease-fire that brought a halt to Israeli bombing of Gaza.
Palestine: Reclaiming The Narrative - 10 Jun 2021
Jillian C. York, Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) Director for International Freedom of Expression, discusses the rights group’s campaign: “Tell Facebook: Stop Silencing Palestine” https://stopsilencingpalestine.com/
Zeina Ashrawi Hutchison, a Palestinian-American activist and DNC delegate from Virginia, discusses why more than 500 Palestinian Americans opposed meeting with Secretary of State Blinken. https://bit.ly/3gggxOV
Uptick In Anti-Semitic Incidents Linked To Mideast Violence? - 3 Jun 2021
Journalist Max Blumenthal accuses the Israel Lobby of deceptively editing videos and making up dubious allegations, manufacturing an anti-semitism epidemic to turn the media’s gaze away from dead children in Gaza.
Jess and Jamal take a look at who will potentially replace Benjamin Netanyahu in the Israeli government. They also discuss the continued ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan.
Gift To Palestine - 27 May 2021
Jess & Jamal discuss the Irish Parliament’s motion condemning the “de facto annexation” of Palestinian land by Israel. They also talk about the recent denunciation of the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian by Benjamin Netanyahu for saying the word Apartheid.
Arabic Violin Virtuoso Georges Lamman and renowned Latino Guitarist Gabriel Navia talk about their musical collaboration and perform a gift to Palestine.
Gaza Ceasefire: Band-Aid For Failed US Diplomacy - 20 May 2021
Journalist Abby Martin discusses the recent Israeli atrocities in Gaza and Jerusalem. She also talks about the US media’s bias towards the Israeli narrative. Her documentary, “Gaza Fights for Freedom,” is now available on YouTube.
Jess and Jamal discuss American attempts at resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict while the US ignores Apartheid and human rights violations by Israel.
Do Palestinians Have A Right To Self-Defense? - 13 May 2021
More than 100 Palestinians, including 18 children have been killed in Gaza due to Israeli airstrikes & bombardment, while Jewish mobs attacked Palestinian families and businesses in Haifa, Jaffa and other towns. Both White House and US State Dept. spokespeople avoided reporters’ questions about whether US President Joe Biden believes Palestinians have a right to self-defense.
Discussing this and more, Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, Director of AMED Studies at SFSU.
Thanks for real Arabic news in English. Hard to get in America... mainstream news never has any real Intelligent Arabs on ever!
You understand the violence that happens in the Middle East. So why do you complain about “incitement to violence, threats and bullying”??? You guys sound like whiny, Elite Democrats who grew up in NY. You jabber on about justice for all oppressed people- and just dribble out Democrat talking points. Whiny, priveledge coastal elites truly have never seen violence- so they have a excuse. BUT you guys are fighting for real justice from Israeli apartheid. Right?? So stop whining. And focus on THAT. Focus!
IDF shoots your children, and pretends it’s for a good cause.
Get smarter. Listen to Noam Chomsky. Stop whining about “White Supremacists with mean posters”.
Dr. Abdulhadi is a simpleton. She is not capable of complex thought, but she thinks she is smart. She is HURTING your cause. Drop her. Seriously.
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