Created with Sketch.
Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal
56 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Bad Week For Apartheid - 13 Oct 2021
Israeli filmmaker Avi Mograbi talks about his latest documentary, “The First 54 Years – An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation.” The film builds the handbook of the perfect occupier, based on testimonies from Israeli soldiers and archive footage. Find out where to see the film here: https://www.facebook.com/The-first-54-years-an-abbreviated-manual-for-military-occupation-110161757790646/ Jess and Jamal discuss why it has been a bad week for supporters of Apartheid, as acclaimed Irish novelist Sally Rooney refuses to allow the Israeli publishing house that handled her previous novels to publish her most recent book, “Beautiful World, Where Are You,” due to Israel’s Apartheid practises.
55 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Pandora Papers And The Middle East - 6 Oct 2021
Journalist Daoud Kuttab discusses the Pandora Papers, a massive leak of more than 11 million confidential files to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which revealed the secret offshore holdings of a host of rulers across the Middle East. Jess & Jamal discuss the whitewashing and sportswashing of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), three years after the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. And the world’s “favorite uncle,” the late Israeli PM and President Shimon Peres, was a sexual predator, according to former ambassador and Labor MK Colette Avital.
56 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Biden’s Middle East Policy- Business As Usual - 30 Sep 2021
Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director of DAWN, says that President Biden’s Middle East policy is just sugar-coated business as usual. “The president’s actions speak louder than his lofty rhetoric on democracy and human rights, as autocrats cash in,” according to DAWN. Jess & Jamal discuss a motion passed by the British Labor Party calling for sanctions against Israel for practicing Apartheid against Palestinians. And, why was a Capitol rioter who recorded a video of herself saying she was looking for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “to shoot her in the friggin’ brain” only charged with a misdemeanor in federal court?
53 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Human Rights Activists Reject Israel's Observer Status At The African Union - 23 Sep 2021
Attorney Stanley Cohen explains why a group of lawyers, activists and researchers from various countries submitted a petition to the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights on September 16, demanding that the African Union revoke its recent decision to admit Israel as an observer state. Jess & Jamal discuss a standalone bill introduced by US Democrats to provide Israel with $1 billion for its Iron Dome missile system, after the funding was struck off a government spending bill amid pressure from progressive lawmakers. Also, a US veteran of the War on Iraq publicly calls out George W. Bush for lying to the American people.
56 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Imbalance In US Foreign Aid - 16 Sep 2021
The Palestine Museum founder, Faisal Saleh, shares his vision of researching and preserving Palestinian history, culture, and art. To learn more: https://www.palestinemuseum.us/ Virtual online auction: https://pmu.betterworld.org/auctions/ihs-pmus-auction Jess & Jamal examine US foreign aid, as the Biden administration contemplated imposing new conditions on aid to Egypt due to human rights abuses, while US Congress progressives renewed effort to prohibit the delivery of US-made bombs to Israel due to its targeting of civilians in Gaza.
56 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
A Cartoon Is Worth A Thousand Words - 9 Sep 2021
Brazilian Political Cartoonist Carlos Latuff talks about his activism and lifework, which spans from South America to the Middle East and beyond. Learn more about Carlos https://latuffcartoons.wordpress.com/ Jess and Jamal discuss the escape of six Palestinians from high-security Israeli prison. They also reflect on the global impact of 9/11, twenty years on.
55 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Why Did Algeria Cut Diplomatic Ties With Morocco? - 2 Sep 2021
Professor Abdelkader Berrahmoun from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California explains the reasons and historical background that led to the recent diplomatic breakdown between Algeria and Morocco. Jess & Jamal evaluate the withdrawal from Afghanistan, which was described by President Biden as an “extraordinary success.” They also discuss the recent meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz.
54 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Iran's Nuclear Deal Works - 26 Aug 2021
Israeli PM Naftali Bennett said that he will work to convince Biden to abandon his plan to reenter the Iran nuclear deal. Our guest Samuel M. Hickey from the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation argues the opposite in his article, “How Iran’s Research Reactors Prove the Nuclear Deal is Still Working.” Jess & Jamal discuss the recent demonstrations to end the Israeli blockade on Gaza. And did Rep. Rashida Tlaib send the right message to Mahmoud Abbas?
54 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Afghan Women Abandoned - 19 Aug 2021
Heather Barr, interim co-director of the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, discusses the plight of Afghan women after the Taliban have seized power in Afghanistan. She spoke to us from Pakistan. Jess & Jamal discuss what went wrong in Afghanistan. They also talk about the resurgence of Covid in Israel, as former Israeli PM Netanyahu vacations in the US.
58 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Afghanistan: Graveyard Of Empires? - 12 Aug 2021
Author Mona Hajjar Halaby talks about her newly published book, “In My Mother’s Footsteps: A Palestinian Refugee Returns Home.” Mona is a Palestinian-American educator specializing in conflict resolution in the classroom, as well as a social historian. Jess & Jamal discuss new Israeli attempts to draw the United States into conflict with Iran. They also talk about the Taliban’s blitz across Afghanistan, as American negotiators are trying to extract assurances from the Taliban that they will not attack the US Embassy in Kabul if they overrun the capital.
57 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
Demystifying Tunisia - 5 Aug 2021
Cultural activist Hisham Ben Khamsa provides nuanced analysis from the capital Tunis after President Kais Saied sacked the prime minister and suspended parliament. Tunisia is coping with economic, social and health crises, with the coronavirus pandemic overwhelming its hospitals. Jess & Jamal comment on the Israeli High Court’s decision to postpone ruling on the evictions of Palestinian families living in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem.
53 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
The Politics Of The Olympics - 29 Jul 2021
Journalist May Shigenobu discusses controversy over the opening ceremony at the Tokyo Olympics and Japanese politics during an uptick in Coronavirus cases. Jess & Jamal comment on Ben & Jerry’s statement in the New York Times. They also discuss Tunisia’s crisis after its president Kais Saied suspended parliament.
54 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Is Lebanon A Failed State? - 22 Jul 2021
Professor Rania Masri and Anis Germany, MD talk about the dire political situation in Lebanon, as the Lebanese people struggle through economic collapse. Jess & Jamal discuss the Israeli meltdown over Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, as the company announces that it will end sales of its popular products in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
56 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Sentiments On Israel Shifting Among Jewish Americans - 15 Jul 2021
Author and human rights activist Miko Peled talks about the shifting sentiments among Jewish Americans towards Israel. He also discusses Israel’s racist Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law. Jess and Jamal examine the Palestinian security forces and the crackdown on critics of Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas. **This show is dedicated to the memory of Terry Collins, co-Founder, President and volunteer programmer at KPOO San Francisco.
57 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Is The Palestinian Authority Cracking Down On Dissent? - 1 Jul 2021
Human rights attorney Diana Buttu discusses the death of Nizar Banat, a prominent critic of the Palestinian Authority (PA), while in the custody of PA security forces last week. She also talks about the PA’s crackdown on dissent. Jess & Jamal talk about the continued ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in Jerusalem by the Israeli Occupation. They also discuss the broken promise by the Biden Administration to reopen the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem.
55 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Despotic Arab Regimes' History Of Normalization - 23 Jun 2021
Dr. As’ad Abukhalil discusses despotic Arab regimes and their history of normalization with Israel. He also talks about Biden’s foreign policy in the Middle East. Jess and Jamal discuss the death of Palestinian activist Nizar Banat. Banat is a well-known critic of the Palestinian Authority’s leadership. His family alleges that he died after he was badly beaten by PA security forces.
51 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
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.
56 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
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
53 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
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.
55 minutes | May 27, 2021
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.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2021