Ukraine and Israel
Pascale Harter introduces personal insights, experiences and analysis from BBC correspondents around the world. In this edition, Lucy Ash visits a squalid high-rise flat in Kiev - and finds it's really a needle exchange helping to fight one of Europe's worst HIV epidemics. Both addicts and educators here say it's working - but are the police and government responses so positive? In Israel, Raffi Berg recently got used to being treated unusually directly - even brusquely - but never really understood why. So what are the true roots of bluntness and plain speaking in this culture - and what does it all have to do with cacti?