The entire team of Palestinian peace negotiators handed in their resignation to Mahmous Abbas a few days ago, denouncing the Israeli government’s lack of commitment to peace talks. Marc Perelman met one of them in Ramallah. Mohammed Shtayyeh points out that since the resumption of negotiations, 17 Palestinians have been killed by Israel, new settlements units have been built and more than 100 Palestinian houses destroyed.
Gabriel Zucman, from the London School of Economics and the University of California Berkeley, says that tax havens have never been so prosperous, holding assets worth €5.8 trillion around the world. So how should politicians tackle tax evasion? Marcus Karlsson asks Zucman, who has just had a book published in French on tax havens and banking secrecy.
Mumbai is the heart of the Indian film industry, where big budget Bollywood hits have been directed and produced for decades. But recent years have seen the rise of a new generation of independent filmmakers in the city. Anand Gandhi is one of them and his latest movie, "The Ship of Theseus", has garnered praise in India and across the world. He speaks to Marcus Karlsson.
The Godrej Group is one of India's oldest and biggest family-owned conglomerates. “Godrej” is a household name and practically every Indian has grown up with its products, be it a fridge or a piece of furniture. The company’s chairman Adi Godrej is on the top ten list of India's richest people. He tells France 24’s Markus Karlsson that India needs to open up its economy to get growth back on track.
In his latest book published in French, Walid Pharès points out the many mistakes made by the West since the Arab revolutions. Taken by surprise by the uprisings, Western leaders failed to support civil society, youth movements and the moderate opposition that were at the heart of the protests, allowing them to be overshadowed by well-organised Islamists. He speaks to France 24’s Eduardo Cue.