Month: May 2021

Gef’s Daily Roundup

UK Covid R-Value rises above 1 In the UK, the Covid R-rate has risen above one. However, it appears that next month’s removal of Covid restrictions across the UK will still go ahead.  Israel and Hamas agree ceasefire After 11 days of fighting, in which over 250 people have died, […]

What’s Happening In Palestine And Why Should We Care?

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Laura Cretney is a Manx PhD student researching conflict in the Middle East. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Middle East Politics and Arabic and has lived in the region intermittently over the last eight years. She has worked in international development and also runs the Middle East blog and online shop Pink Jinn.