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.
In Egypt, former regime officials are facing justice and receiving long prison terms. In the village of Ramtha in Jordan, just a few kilometres away from Deraa, the centre of Syria's revolt, locals worry about their relatives across the border. Finally, the "small wailing wall" is fast becoming a place of worship for Jews, stirring controversy in an Arab neighbourhood of Jerusalem.
France 24 investigates prostitution in the Gulf Emirates, and why Iraq's big oil auction didn't go as planned. Also the buzz surrounding French President Nicolas Sarkozy's alleged call for the head of Israel's anti-Arab foreign minister.
This week: a trip inside the struggling Israeli diamond business, an industry that makes up a quarter of the country's exports. Also, the Shiah-led Hezbollah are poised to gain ground at the upcoming elections thanks to Christian voters.