Political and social events from the Middle East. The program is recorded under live conditions with exclusive reports and interviews, hosted by Tom Burges Watson. Watch the show on FRANCE 24 Mondays at 6.40 pm Paris time.
Relations seem to be warming up between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli prime minister was at the White House for talks with the US president. After months of tension, the atmosphere was convivial. But despite this show of unity, political differences remain. And on a more personal level, the relationship between the two men is more complicated than with their predecessors.
In this edition: Israel's patchwork government unites in defiance of a menacing Iran; al Qaeda prisoners wait for their release in Iraqi jails; and Lebanon's Hezbollah pays for the rebuilding of Beirut.
In this edition: Israelis start questioning the behaviour of their armed forces during the war in Gaza; Ehud Barak leads Labor into a big gamble; slim pickings for Egyptian cotton farmers; and Lebanon's pink taxis for women only.
This Week in the Middle East explains the controversy about strict Israeli marriage laws, takes a closer look at Hillary Clinton's visit to the region and shows an Egyptian version of the 'Star Academy' TV show - only for men.