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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

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
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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






Is John Bolton Calling The Shots To Strike Iran? - 16 May 2019

Jess & Jamal discuss the influence of National Security Adviser John Bolton within the Trump Administration to drag the US into war with Iran. Bolton has a history of abusing U.S. intelligence to justify his foreign-policy goals. Perhaps most notorious was a May 2002 speech at the Heritage Foundation, in which Bolton, then the State Department’s Under Secretary for arms-control issues, accused Cuba of developing biological weapons. Later on, Bolton helped sell the lie that Saddam Hussein was...


The No Deal Of The Century - 9 May 2019

Jess & Jamal discuss some of the details of leaked content of Trump-Kushner’s so-called Deal of the Century. The deal, according to leaked documents, will be signed between Israel, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to bring about the creation of “New Palestine.”


Antisemitism & Islamophobia, Two Sides Of The Same Coin-2 May 2019

Jess & Jamal interview Zeiad Abbas from the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) about their upcoming event: Indigenous, Palestinian and Black Liberation, Commemorating the Palestinian Nakba. They also discuss the rise of hate, racism, antisemitism and Islamophobia in the US since Trump took office.


The Un-Redacted Jess & Jamal Report - 18 Apr 2019

Jess & Jamal provide their own take on the Redacted Mueller Report. They also discuss Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan a/k/a Deal of the Century and the increased incitement and verbal attacks targeting Representative Ilhan Omar.


Israel’s Election Exposes Right - Wing Extremism - 11 Apr 2019

Jess & Jamal analyze the results of the recent Israeli election, guaranteeing Benjamin Netanyahu his fifth term as Prime Minister. They also discuss Airbnb’s decision to backtrack on delisting properties located in Israeli Colonial Settlements on stolen Palestinian land to end lawsuits brought by the hosts.


Arab Talk’s Take On The Democratic Candidates & Scenes From 71 Years - 4 Apr 2019

Jess & Jamal discuss and analyze some of the Democratic candidates in the crowded 2020 U.S. Presidential race. They also interview Michael Malek Najjar, the director of Scenes from 71 Years, a play about Palestinian life under occupation.


Did God Send Trump To Save Israel? - 28 Mar 2019

Jess & Jamal discuss “separation of church and state” as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested in a televised interview that his boss President Trump, like the Bible’s Queen Esther, may have been put on Earth to save the Jews. They also discuss Trump’s presidential proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Occupied Syrian Golan Heights.


Fox News Is Drowning In Hatred And Racism - 14 Mar 2019

Jess and Jamal discuss recent racist and Islamophobic comments by two of Fox News’ most prominent opinion hosts — Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson. Jeanine Pirro — an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump who has become a fundraiser in Pennsylvania and elsewhere for Republicans — questioned whether a hijab worn by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar signaled her support of Sharia law. Tucker Carlson in a recording released by Media Matters describes...


Attacks On Rep. Ilhan Omar: Islamophobic? - 7 Mar 2019

Jess & Jamal discuss with Dr. Hatem Bazian the vicious attacks on Representative Ilhan Omar. Dr. Bazian also talks about a recent New Yorker article, which exposes Psy-Group (established by "former" Israeli Mossad agents) targeting BDS activists on college campuses.


UN: Israel Intentionally Shot Children & Journalists In Gaza

Jess and Jamal discuss recent UNHRC‘s report which provided evidence suggesting that Israel committed crimes against humanity in responding to 2018 protests in Gaza, as snipers targeted people clearly identifiable as children, health workers and journalists. They also discuss Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony that labeled President Trump a "racist," a "con man," and a "cheat."


Netanyahu Embraces Racist Kahane Followers - 21 Feb 2019

Jess & Jamal along with guest Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi discuss Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who recently embraced racist & extremist Meir Kahane followers. Under the Netanyahu-backed agreement, the right-wing Jewish Home party will merge with the ultranationalist Jewish Power party, a move that is expected to boost both parties' chances of securing seats in the Knesset after Israeli elections on 9 April. They also discuss the terror plot by Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, a US Coast...


Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Under Attack - 14 Feb 2019

Jess & Jamal interview Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi about the recent attacks targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar (Democrat - Minnesota). Dr. Abdulhadi discusses the conflation of criticism of Israel with antisemitism. Jess & Jamal also interview Maad Abu Ghazaleh, a Palestinian American who established an animal shelter near the town of Nablus. His organization Daily Hugz provides education and therapy to children traumatized due to the Israeli Occupation.


Senators Vote To Shred The US Constitution For Israel - 7 Feb 2019

Jess and Jamal interview Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi about the passage of Senate Bill (S.1) that would empower states to punish companies and individuals who boycott Israel to protest its occupation of Palestinian Territories and Apartheid practices. Dr. Abdulhadi discusses her victory over the Lawfare Project and her lawsuit against San Francisco State University.


Israeli Interests Trump The Constitution In Congress - 31 Jan 2019

Jess & Jamal discuss the passing of Senate Bill (S.1) which enacts penalties on entities that engage in boycotts of Israel — one of many measures in the US intended to push back on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. They also discuss Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-Mich.) response to the condescension and criticism by one of her Democratic colleagues regarding her planned trip to the occupied Palestinian Territories by politely suggesting Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)—as well as any...


Trump's Wall Of Shame - 24 Jan 2019

Jess & Jamal discuss the plight of 800,000 federal government employees who lost their income due to the government shutdown, as Congress refuses to fund Trump’s Wall with Mexico. They also discuss Michelle Alexander’s article in the New York Times, entitled “Time to Break the Silence on Palestine”.


The Bigots Are Coming Out Of The Woodwork - 17 Jan 2019

Jess & Jamal discuss the racist attacks by Anabelle Lima-Taub, a commissioner in Hallandale Beach, Florida targeting freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, accusing her of being a terrorist. Lima-Taub was born in Israel. They also discuss the investigation conducted by the Canadian Revenue Agency on the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Canada for using donations to fund Israeli army projects and illegal colonial settlements. Their activities are in violation of Canadian law which prohibits...


Jess & Jamal’s Predictions For 2019 - 2 Jan 2018

Jess & Jamal outline their predictions for the year from Donald Trump’s Border Wall to Bashar al-Assad and Syria. They also talk about the US elections in 2020. Will Donald Trump get re-elected for four more years or will he get impeached?


Supporting BDS Gets You Fired In Texas - 17 Dec 2018

Jess and Jamal discuss the State of Texas, McCarthyite loyalty oath requiring contractors not to boycott Israel. Pursuant to Section 2270.001 of Texas Government Code, contractors are barred from "refusing to deal with, terminating business activities with, or otherwise taking any action that is intended to penalize, inflict economic harm on, or limit commercial relations specifically with Israel." The law is a violation of the First Amendment and is being challenged by Bahia Amawi, a Texas...


News From Qatar & Beyond - 13 Dec 2018

Jess has just returned from Qatar providing a comprehensive update on the political situation there. He discusses the tense relations between Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Jamal reports on the recent deterioration of security in the West Bank.


Palestine - Food & Politics - 6 Dec 2018

Jamal interviews journalist and host Blanche Shaheen who recently returned from Palestine. They discuss Palestinian cuisine and the plight of the Palestinian Christian community living under the Israeli Occupation. Check out Blanche’s videos on her YouTube channel