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Jamal Dajani
Jamal Dajani is an award-winning producer and co-Founder of Arab Talk Radio. Prior to this, he was Vice President for Middle East & North Africa at Internews Network, also Vice President of International News at Link TV where he has produced more than 2,000 episodes of the Peabody Award winning news show, Mosaic: World News from the Middle East, and was host of the Mosaic Intelligence Report.
Jamal is a frequent commentator on national and international television and radio networks. He serves on the board of directors of New America Media.
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Entries by Jamal Dajani

Mahmoud Abbas' Last Hurrah

(3) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 1:49 AM

Twenty years have passed since the signing of the Oslo accords, followed by the famous, but awkward handshake between Arafat and Rabin on the South Lawn of the White House. Palestinians believed then that establishing an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza was within their reach in five...

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As Winter Descends, Syrian Refugees Lack Vital Information

(1) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 4:36 PM

In a few days, snow will blanket the mountainous areas of Lebanon, where many Syrian refugees live. Throughout the region, a brutal winter is just around the corner, according to weather forecasters. For Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, Jordan and surrounding countries, time is running out.

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When News Misinforms

(9) Comments | Posted March 28, 2011 | 4:43 PM

It was June of 1967, a few hours before the outbreak of the Six-Day War, when my father sent us to Jericho away from the battlefront to stay with my grandmother. Back then, we did not have a television, and I remember huddling in the "radio room," as my grandmother...

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Tunisia: Social Justice or Social Media?

(38) Comments | Posted January 16, 2011 | 11:23 AM

I arrived in Tunis on January 1, only a few days after a wave of rallies had erupted due to the suicide of an unemployed college graduate, who torched himself after police confiscated his fruit cart, cutting off his only source of income. Mohammed Bouazizi, 26, sold fruit and vegetables...

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The Making of a Virtual Palestinian State

(26) Comments | Posted October 1, 2010 | 11:55 AM

U.S. special envoy George Mitchell has been frantically shuttling between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in order to salvage the month-old direct negotiations. The European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has also been recruited to throw the weight of the...

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The Grinch Who Stole Eid

(39) Comments | Posted September 10, 2010 | 9:26 AM

Today, 1.5 billion Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid al-Fiter, a three-day holiday marking the end of Ramadan, however; one renegade pastor of a church, Rev. Terry Jones, with fewer than 50 members has cast a shadow on their festivities. For the past several weeks, the media has treated us...

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Direct Talks: Five Myths

(90) Comments | Posted August 27, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis are scheduled to commence in Washington on September 2, a decade after the last real final-status talks, and nearly two years after the last direct talks. Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu will come face to face for dinner and talks in Washington as guests...

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Iraq: Invading Is Easier Than Leaving

(59) Comments | Posted August 13, 2010 | 10:08 AM

There are remarkably few positive things to say about Iraq today. The country seems to be in perpetual upheaval since the U.S. invasion in 2003. Dozens of people were killed across Iraq just days ahead of the start of the holy month of Ramadan, and more will probably lose their...

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Obama Must Bring Back That Magic to the Middle East

(44) Comments | Posted August 6, 2010 | 9:22 AM

Will it be a strike against Iran by the U.S. and or Israel? Will there be political upheaval in Egypt after Mubarak's reign? And will Israel invade Lebanon or Gaza? These are some of the questions that can be heard on the streets of Cairo, Amman, and Beirut.


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How Gilad Shalit Will Save Netanyahu

(31) Comments | Posted July 2, 2010 | 9:47 AM

Mark my words, Gilad Shalit is coming home. He will soon be set free but not because of German mediations or the thousands of appeals made by his parents and their supporters. He's coming home because Bibi needs Gilad more than Gilad needs him.

In a television address aimed at...

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Nuclear Iran: Is There An Option?

(53) Comments | Posted June 17, 2010 | 12:18 PM

The US treasury has recently expanded its blacklist on Iran to include another state-controlled bank, a shipping line, and more of its elite Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The latest move is the first step by the US in implementing new restrictions adopted by the UN Security Council last week. The Treasury...

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Why Turkey Is Looking East

(141) Comments | Posted June 11, 2010 | 10:01 AM

First came the clash at Davos in January 2009, when Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan walked off the stage after an angry exchange with the Israeli president, Shimon Peres during a panel discussion on Gaza at the World Economic Forum. Then came the surprise uranium deal with Tehran, undermining...

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Israel: Hasbara, Lies, and Videotape

(223) Comments | Posted June 4, 2010 | 10:15 AM

As thousands of outraged demonstrators poured into the streets of Ankara and several capitals across the globe in the aftermath of Israel's bloody attack on an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip early Monday, an Israeli sergeant stood in front of reporters claiming that the activists on board "were...

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The War on Islam Is Over, But...

(82) Comments | Posted May 28, 2010 | 10:22 AM

In a clear break from former president George Bush's two national security strategies issued in 2002 and 2006 which endorsed unilateral military action and spoke of the threat posed by "Islamic extremism," President Obama has unveiled a new national security strategy which calls for more global engagement and aims to...

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The Russians Are Coming

(82) Comments | Posted May 14, 2010 | 9:58 AM

Israel expressed "deep disappointment" Thursday over a meeting the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev held this week in Syria with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, saying the organization must play a role in peace efforts.

Calling Hamas "a terror organization in every way," Israel's Foreign Ministry said in a statement...

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Deporting Gandhi from Palestine

(327) Comments | Posted April 16, 2010 | 9:46 AM

The Israeli government's recent announcement of Army order No. 1,650 was just the latest act of provocation in a series of calculated measures to derail any possible resumption of peace negotiations. Under this new draconian measure, anyone who doesn't have a "permit" to be in the West Bank is to...

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Look Who's Missing From Washington

(17) Comments | Posted April 9, 2010 | 9:26 AM

On Thursday President Barack Obama and Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev signed an arms control treaty hailed by the White House as a big step forward "to reset relations with Russia," as well as for the US president's broader nuclear agenda. The treaty, signed at a ceremony in a ballroom in...

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Call it "Elections in Sudan"

(4) Comments | Posted April 1, 2010 | 9:30 AM

The Iraqi elections are over but failed to produce a clear winner. While former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi narrowly finished first in the poll, it might take weeks before we find out if he'll be able to build the coalition needed to achieve the magic number of 163 seats in...

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Iraq: Elections But No Stability

(8) Comments | Posted March 19, 2010 | 10:10 AM

With close to 90% of the votes tallied in Iraq's parliamentary elections, the coalition headed by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has taken a slim lead over the bloc led by his main challenger, Iyad Allawi. A day ago, it was the latter.

Since March 7, Iraqis have been glued...

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Mossad's Little Helpers

(25) Comments | Posted March 5, 2010 | 9:00 AM

Not much has been left to the imagination in the assassination of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai on January 19. The entire operation has unfolded on closed circuit television cameras in front of millions of viewers across the globe, just like an episode from a reality show....

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