We sit down with Sarah Shourd, one of the three American hikers arrested in Iran two years ago. She speaks out as her former travel companions' trial is set to resume in Tehran. Also, tents go up all over Israel, as student unions protest against skyrocketing housing prices. Finally, our correspondent shows us around a brand-new luxury hotel that's opened its doors in Gaza.
Israeli commandos boarded a French yacht headed for Gaza on Tuesday, enforcing a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. The passengers and crew were escorted peacefully to shore at the southern Israeli port of Ashdod.
The Greek coast guard on Thursday blocked a French yacht from leaving a port in Crete. The yacht, carrying protesters bound for Gaza as part of a flotilla hoping to breach Israel's blockade, had previously evaded Greek authorities.
Israel said Wednesday it would bolster airport security amid reports that hundreds of pro-Palestinian foreign activists planned to fly into Tel Aviv this week. Protesters have also launched a flotilla that hopes to breach Israel's blockade of Gaza.
A French motor yacht on Wednesday became the sole boat in a planned flotilla heading towards Gaza in a bid to break Israel's blockade on the Palestinian territory. Greece has blocked the departure of other boats in the so-called Freedom Flotilla.
Greece has banned Gaza Strip-bound ships from leaving Greek ports, and a vessel carrying several dozen US activists seeking to deliver aid to the Palestinian territory was asked to return after departing without permission.
Web users are celebrating as two French hostages are freed in Afghanistan. Egyptian bloggers are sharing accounts of the recent clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. A video criticizing a Gaza bound flotilla is exposed as a hoax.
Marc Perelman speaks to Dan Meridor, the Israeli Deputy Prime Minister. They discuss the new flotilla which is due to leave for Gaza on Thursday. This time Israel is determined to stop the flotilla with as little friction as possible with its passengers. They also talk about the situation in Syria, and the Iranian nuclear programme.