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Vaccines are on their way, but the pandemic is still a long way from being over. Other faiths have managed to give up their celebrations and pilgrimages. Surely we can put up with a low-key Christmas?
Children may transmit coronavirus at the same rate as adults – What we now know about schools and COVID-19.6 min read
The risk associated with schools is tied to the level of community transmission. The more community transmission there is, the more transmission there will be in schools.
Donald Trump would throw everything he could to stay in the White House, even if it means hidding quid pro quos to broker peace between enemy states, so he could present himself as a peacemaker in the Middle East.
‘Beta testing’ of bold ideas is rare in foreign affairs, but the UAE and Bahrain have provided just such a test case for the Saudis in their own push to normalise relations with Israel.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates weren’t at war, so their new deal is not really a peace accord. Nor does it satisfy the Palestinians, who need Arab nations to support their drive for statehood.
The Trump administration’s quest to curb relationships between its allies in the Middle East and China offers a preview of how big power rivalry in the region is likely to unfold. It also suggests the limits on the United States’ ability to reduce its commitment to regional security.
Palestinians will never be convinced a deal with Israel is worth making if annexation is packaged as peace.5 min read
A view from the West Bank on Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” for Israel and Palestine.