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.
Israel puts the finishing touches on its Iron Dome, a shield meant to stop enemy rockets. And on the other side of the border, Hassan Nasrallah accuses Israel of being behind the murder of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri as the international tribunal is about to release its first charges. And as Muslims enter the holy month of Ramadan, food prices spike in many Middle Eastern countries.
In this edition: meeting the journalist behind the "Voice of Israel" in Farsi; why Fatah is struggling to make a fresh start at its first congress in 20 years; and investigating a boom in plastic surgery in Lebanon.
In this edition: Iranian dissidents in Iraq clash with police trying to evict them from their camp; the annual Fatah congress will decide on talks with Hamas; and Saudi car lovers show off their wheels.
In this edition: swine flu fears weigh on the pilgrimage to Mecca; the US puts pressure on Israel to stop building settlements in East Jerusalem; the call to save a wonder of the ancient world, the Jordanian city of Petra.