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Former US diplomat Dennis Ross: Annexation of the West Bank ‘is off the table’
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Dennis Ross, a former top US adviser on the Middle East, reacted to the recent agreements signed between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain. Ross said he believes the two Gulf states did not betray the Palestinian cause but merely decided to pursue their own national interests. He stressed, however, that the UAE had obtained in return an Israeli decision not to annex the West Bank. He added that West Bank annexation was now “off the table” because both US President Donald Trump and his election challenger Joe Biden have endorsed that position.
What Emma Donoghue’s pandemic novel ‘The Pull of the Stars’ can teach us
Her new novel features face masks, people cowering from public coughing and signs warning others to wash their hands. It all sounds eerily familiar; the Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue tells us more about the spooky coincidence at the heart of her latest book. We also take a look at a collection of clothes that tell the subversive story of punk rock’s queen of fashion, Vivienne Westwood. And we hear from painter Chéri Samba, as the Congolese art star explains how he found inspiration during lockdown in Paris.
India: What remains of Gandhi’s legacy?
October 2, the international day of nonviolence, is an important day for Indians who celebrate the birth anniversary of their great political leader and symbol of pacifist resistance, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Better known as Mahatma, or “The Great Soul”, Gandhi played a pivotal role in India’s struggle for freedom from British colonial rule. For the most part, he’s still universally adored and considered the father of the nation.
Cineworld workers on zero-hours contracts in the UK could be left without pay beyond Thursday after the cinema chain confirmed it will temporarily close its 127 sites in Britain this week, putting 5,500 jobs at risk.
The UK’s largest cinema operator declined to say how many of its staff are on zero-hour contracts – which do not guarantee any hours of work – but Cineworld workers contacted by the Guardian said that the majority of employees at the average Cineworld site are employed on zero-hour terms.
Cineworld employees first found out that their jobs were under threat via media reports on Saturday evening. On Monday afternoon employees had not received communication about their pay for the next month, according to workers who asked to remain anonymous because the terms of redundancy had not been settled.
Cineworld’s cinemas are generally run by a small team of salaried managers and a larger group of workers whose contracts give them no guaranteed hours of