After Palestinians spike peace plan, Kushner says they've blown 'every opportunity they've had'
- Trump on Tuesday proposed a Middle East plan that he claimed was a "realistic two-state solution" but caters to nearly every major Israeli demand and was immediately rejected by Palestinians.
- Under the proposal, Trump said Jerusalem "will remain Israel's undivided capital," but that a future Palestinian state would also have a "capital in east Jerusalem." Trump did not address the question of Palestinian refugees and whether they will have a right of return to their former homes.
- The plan allows for the Palestinians to call their capital "al-Quds," using the Arabic term for Jerusalem, but includes no significant part of East Jerusalem and is well short of what the Palestinians would ever accept as their portion of the holy city.
- Kushner took the helm of US efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the start of Trump's presidency, joining forces with former Trump lawyer Jason Greenblatt to meet with key stakeholders in the Middle East and begin drafting a proposal.
How to change your Spotify payment plan or payment method by changing your account settings
- Spotify has a number of payment plans available, and each of them comes with the same features: ad-free music, high quality streaming, the ability to listen to music offline, and more.
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- You'll need to do this through an internet browser on your Mac, PC, iPhone, or Android — it can't be done through the desktop or mobile apps.
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Trump's Middle East 'peace plan' was immediately rejected by Palestine. Critics said it's a PR stunt for Netanyahu ahead of an election.
- That's not the case for the proposal President Donald Trump unveiled for Israel and Palestine on Tuesday.
- But the deal makes clear that Israel's territory would surround Palestine and it would be barred from having its own military or controlling its airspace, while all of its international agreements would be subject to Israeli approval.
- With his impeachment trial ongoing in the Senate, Trump introduced the plan standing next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
- David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, told reporters the deal allows for the immediate annexation of settlements envisioned as Israeli territory in the occupied West Bank.
- The plan would effectively create a Palestinian territory surrounded by Israel, with the Israeli government in full control of security.
- Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, met with Kushner and Friedman on Tuesday morning before the president unveiled the plan.
4 ways to spend $100 today to be richer by this time next year
- Big wins — like getting a raise — are wonderful, but small wins — like choosing the right investment or savings account — are even better, because you have total control.
- Consider an account like CIT Bank's Savings Builder, which helps create momentum by rewarding you with its top APY if you set up an auto-deposit each month.
- According to a Northwestern Mutual survey, people who work with a financial adviser are more likely to know how to balance spending now and saving for later; set specific goals and feel confident that they will achieve those goals; and have a plan in place to weather economic ups and downs.
- If you have money you want to grow for goals that are closer than your golden years and you've paid off any high-interest debt, it could be a good time to invest in the stock market.
Ace Your Exit Interview Using Little White Lies of Omission
- An exit interview is a meeting that someone, usually the HR department at a decent sized company, schedules with you.
- The exit interview is a standard practice for the company to collect and, hopefully, incorporate feedback from departing employees.
- Bearing that in mind, let's look at how each of these archetypes handle the exit interview.
- The company consists of a bunch of humans about whom the opportunist is to provide feedback.
- All of those people will continue to play out their careers, staying at that company or moving on to others.
- More philosophically, opportunists understand the corporate game and they do something the other archetypes don't.
- Embracing the opportunist outlook tends to create crises of ethics in career-minded people.
- Like the performance review, the exit interview seems a good idea in theory, but it's really mainly an ignored formality.
Watch: President Trump unveils Middle East peace plan with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu
- President Donald Trump is expected to unveil the administration's long-awaited Middle East peace plan on Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by his side.
- The plan proposes new borders for Israel, allowing the annexation of some Palestinian territories, according to various reports.
- Netanyahu embraced the plan, thanking the president at a White House meeting on Monday.
- Upon his return last week from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump touted the plan which could allow Israel to annex parts of the West Bank, occupied by almost 3 million Palestinians.
- Tuesday's meeting comes as the president's impeachment trial continues in the Senate.
- Meanwhile, Netanyahu was formally indicted on corruption charges Tuesday, just hours before his meeting with Trump.
- He faces yet another election in March, with Benny Gantz leading the opposition, after both politicians were unable to to form a new government last year.
- Gantz also praised Trump's plan.
Pokémon Home cloud storage service will launch in February for $3 a month
- Essentially, people can use their phones and mobile devices to store pokémon from the old Pokémon Bank and transfer them into Pokémon Switch games as long as those pokémon are supported in the newer games.
- Customers who choose to use the basic, free version of Home won’t be able to transfer pokémon from the Bank system.
- There’s a limit of 20 people per room, and while the trading has no cost, players will only be able to create a room if they’re paying for the premium plan.
- Finally, “Friend Trade” will let players trade with nearby users who are registered as friends in Pokémon Home.
- Premium customers can use a feature called “Judge,” which allows them to see how strong their pokémon are, and mobile users will get updates and news via the Home app.
All the things carmakers say they'll accomplish with their future electric vehicles between now and 2030
- Toyota — whose cars currently make up more than 80% of the global hybrid vehicle market, according to Reuters — announced plans to generate half of its sales from electrified vehicles by 2025, five years earlier than it previously estimated.
- In 2019, Ford Europe said it will offer an electrified option for all of its future nameplates and announced at the Detroit Auto Show that a fully electric F-150 would launch in the coming years.
- In working toward that projection, BMW Group unveiled the electric Mini Cooper SE last year, targeting it toward "urban mobility." In June, the Bavarian brand said it will offer 25 electrified vehicles by 2023, two years earlier than it had initially planned.
- In 2017, Daimler, the parent company to Mercedes-Benz, unveiled plans to plunge more than $11 billion into developing its EQ series of electric cars, with the aim of introducing more than 10 EVs by 2022.
Trump says administration's Middle East plan to be unveiled Tuesday
- Washington (CNN) - President Donald Trump plans to announce the administration's Middle East plan Tuesday at the White House alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
- They probably won't want it initially, but I think in the end they will.
- I think in the end they're going to want it.
- The unveiling of the White House's Middle East plan, which is being spearheaded by Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, has been delayed amid the months-long period of turmoil in Israeli politics, with the country due to hold an unprecedented third national election in less than a year in March.
- The visit could serve as a political and personal lifeline to Netanyahu, who is facing a difficult electoral battle in March, as well as seeking immunity from prosecution in the face of looming indictments for bribery and fraud and breach of trust.
UK government hoovers up electric vehicle grant from Dyson
- The UK government has recouped nearly all of its £8 million grant it gave to the British vacuum cleaner manufacturer to develop an electric vehicle, the Telegraph reports.
- In part, the money was going to help Dyson‘s development and expansion into the electric car market.
- The vacuum maker reportedly put $2.5 billion into developing its electric vehicle.
- However, late last year, the bag-less — pun intended — vacuum cleaner maker announced that it had scrapped its electric car project despite claiming to have developed a “fantastic electric car.” Dyson said the car would not make it on to the road as it was not commercially viable.
- Indeed, paying back the £8 million grant must suck, but that’s not a scratch on the billions already poured into developing the car that will never be.