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.
The growing influence of hardline Islamists in Syria
Hardline Islamists make another big gain in Syria, seizing a military base near Aleppo. Next, in Gaza, political leaders hit back after stinging criticism of the judiciary system by a leading human rights group. Finally, we take a look at Egypt's tourism industry, which continues to be hit by the country's political crisis.
'The Week in the Middle East' looks at how Israel's new government gets down to business; the internal challenges facing the country's new PM; the plight of Palestinians living in occupied territories; and MTV, Islam style.
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.