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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2016-03-25

Against the odds: Ilana and Muhi, a mixed couple in Israel

Our penultimate report in our "Forbidden Love" series takes us to northern Israel. Before she met Muhi in 1975, Ilana was part of a practicing Jewish family. Out of love for Muhi - and so that their children would be exempt from military service in Israel - Ilana converted to Islam. As a result, her brothers cut off all ties and haven't spoken to her since. Against all odds, Muhi and Ilana have been living as husband and wife for 40 years now. This is their story told in their own words.

A collaboration between Arte, RFI and FRANCE 24, "Forbidden Love" brings you the stories of modern-day "Romeo and Juliets", whose relationships are faced with major obstacles, be they religious, racial, political or social.

All reports by Baozi Production.

A programme prepared by Emerald Maxwell and Elise Duffau

By FRANCE 24

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2018-09-25 Focus

Jihadists, but no terror attacks: The case of Italy

Italy is regularly named as a target by the Islamic State (IS) group and has been confronted with the presence of jihadists for several years. An estimated 130 foreign fighters...

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2018-09-24 Focus

Germany: Where providing information on abortion remains a crime

Abortion is anything but simple in Germany. Just providing information about the procedure can lead to criminal charges, with several doctors charged in the past few months....

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2018-09-21 Focus

Britain’s Labour Party: No home for Jews?

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is gearing up for its annual conference. This past summer has been dominated by toxic allegations of anti-Semitism at all levels in the...

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2018-09-20 Focus

Austria restricts immigration and hampers integration

Immigration is on the menu as EU leaders gather in the Austrian city of Salzburg. But the issue is also high on the domestic agenda. Austria's coalition government, made up of...

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2018-09-19 Focus

Even in Kenya, exiled Burundians fear for their lives

In 2015, a political crisis in Burundi sparked deadly violence. Since then, more than 400,000 Burundians have fled the country, some of them to Kenya. But even there, many still...

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