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Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal
52 minutes | 5 days ago
The Day After - 21 Jan 2021
Jess and Jamal discuss the challenges that President Joe Biden faces repairing the damage caused to US allies overseas, while domestically confronting COVID-19, soaring unemployment and undoing many of Trump’s executive orders. Phil Pasquini reports from Washington, DC about the heightened security that will remain in the US capital for weeks to come, even after Joe Biden’s inauguration.
56 minutes | 12 days ago
Confronting Violent White Supremacy - 14 Jan 2021
Jess and Jamal discuss the rising threat of white supremacy in the US. They analyze the events that led to the storming of the US Capitol and the second impeachment of Donald Trump. Israeli Filmmaker Ram Loevy talks about his recent film, "The Dead of Jaffa." The film is about a Palestinian Israeli couple who are torn between their emerging parental responsibility and a very real fear of police retribution. The film is streamed for free on LinkTV.org.
54 minutes | 19 days ago
Is The US A Banana Republic? - 7 Jan 2021
Arab Talk reporter Phil Pasquini provides an update from Washington, DC about the storming of the US Capitol and the looting and vandalism that ensued. Jess & Jamal discuss the security failure and the damage caused to the U.S. global standing by Trump's presidency.
56 minutes | a month ago
Remembering Bouazizi - 17 Dec 2020
Human rights attorney Huwaida Arraf discusses President-elect Joe Biden’s nominations to fill government positions in his administration, and their impact on the progressive movement in the Democratic Party. She also talks about Biden’s policies in the Middle East and his position towards the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Jess & Jamal discuss the impact left on the Middle East after the death of Mohamed Bouazizi, who set himself on fire ten years ago, sparking the Tunisian Revolution that became the catalyst for the Arab Spring.
54 minutes | 2 months ago
Arab Sheikh Buys Racist Israeli Soccer Team - 10 Dec 2020
Jess & Jamal discuss the recent purchase of Beitar Jerusalem, known as the “most racist soccer team in the world,” by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Nahyan, a first cousin of the de facto Emirati ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. They also discuss Israel’s systematic targeting of Palestinian children.
52 minutes | 2 months ago
Will Trump Risk A 'Full - Fledged War' With Iran? - 3 Dec 2020
Jess & Jamal discuss whether Iran will strike back at Israel or the US over the assassination of its top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and if Trump will risk a 'full-fledged war' with Iran by bombing its nuclear facilities. They also discuss the alarming rise of COVID-19 deaths in the US, as the American public awaits emergency authorization for the vaccine with a target date of December 10.
54 minutes | 2 months ago
Will An Orderly Transfer Of Power Happen In The US? - 19 Nov 2020
While most congressional Republicans have been silent about acknowledging Biden’s presidential victory, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said America will “have an orderly transfer from this administration to the next one” on time. Will this be the case? Jamal interviews reporter Phil Pasquini about the drama unfolding in Washington, DC.
59 minutes | 3 months ago
Trump Vs. Biden: It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over - 5 Nov 2020
Arab Talk correspondent Phil Pasquini provides updates on the US presidential race from Washington, DC, and discusses how a potentially contested election might batter America’s global image. Jess and Jamal give their perspectives on the antiquated electoral system and Trump’s premature victory claim.
54 minutes | 3 months ago
If Trump Loses, Will He Concede? - 29 Oct 2020
Arab Talk reporter Phil Pasquini provides an update about the ongoing preparations for the US Elections in Washington, DC, with some business owners boarding up their storefronts in anticipation of potential riots. Jess and Jamal reveal their predictions for the presidential elections. They also discuss the latest wave of COVID-19 sweeping Europe and the United States.
55 minutes | 3 months ago
Why Is Macron Targeting Muslims In France? - 15 Oct 2020
Our guest Chafika Attalai, International Project Manager at CCIF (Collectif Contre L’Islamophobie en France), discusses Emmanuel Macron’s recent attacks on Muslims in France and a new Islamophobic bill aimed at banning Muslim religious practices. Jess and Jamal discuss the increased attacks by Israeli colonial settlers on Palestinian farmers during the olive harvest.
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Israeli Left In Denial - 8 Oct 2020
Arab Talk guest analyst Ronnie Barkan says that the Israeli left is in denial, as thousands of Israelis protested across the country, flouting a new law meant to curb anti-Netanyahu demonstrations during a coronavirus lockdown. Jess and Jamal provide the latest update on the upcoming presidential elections. And an interview with Mikey Muhanna, Executive Director of Afikra.com.
52 minutes | 4 months ago
Armenian - Azerbaijani Conflict Could Set The Region On Fire - 1 Oct 2020
Canadian-Armenian Journalist Raffi Elliott discusses the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict which erupted over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. More than 100 people, including civilians, have died in separate clashes and bombings. Jess and Jamal provide their take on the chaotic debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. They question the effectiveness of the two additional debates scheduled in October.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
Corporate Censorship In America - 24 Sep 2020
A Webinar Censored: an interview with Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi. Jillian C. York, Director for International Freedom of Expression discusses corporate censorship.
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Faithwashing And "Peace" In The Middle East - 17 Sep 2020
Our guest Ali Abunimah discusses his recent article in the Electronic Intifada, "Meet Emgage, the pro-Israel Muslims backing Joe Biden." Jess and Jamal deconstruct the so-called Abraham Accords.
56 minutes | 5 months ago
Donald Trump, The Teflon Man - 10 Sep 2020
Donald Trump, The Teflon Man - 10 Sep 2020 by News You Can Use with Jamal Dajani & Jess Ghannam
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Islamophobia At MSNBC - 3 Sep 2020
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.
49 minutes | 5 months ago
Racial Schism: Jacob Blake & Kyle Rittenhouse - 27 Aug 2020
Palestinian-American attorney and human rights activist Huwaida Arraf discusses why the 2020 Democratic platform betrays Palestinians and again gives Israel a pass. Jess and Jamal talk about the shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. They also discuss the Democratic and Republican conventions.
56 minutes | 5 months ago
What's Behind The Israel-UAE Peace Deal? - 20 Aug 2020
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.
55 minutes | 5 months ago
UAE Normalizes Relations With Israel - 13 Aug 2020
Guest Dr. Rania Masri describes the aftermath of Beirut’s explosion. She says that Lebanon's donor countries have pledged very little money to help Beirut recover from its horrific devastation. Below is a link to a variety of organizations you can donate to: http://awanmedia.net/media/beirut-disaster-relief/ Jess and Jamal discuss the United Arab Emirate’s normalization with Israel. They also talk about the recent primary victory achieved by the Democratic “Squad.”
54 minutes | 6 months ago
Lebanon Is Devastated - 6 Aug 2020
Lebanon Is Devastated - 6 Aug 2020 by News You Can Use with Jamal Dajani & Jess Ghannam
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