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The peace plan with conflict potential TIME ONLINE


United States President Donald Trump and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have some things in common: Both propagate a strong nation state. Both present themselves as regents who are the only ones who can ensure law and order in their country. And there is a trial against both of them that could cost them office: impeachment is underway against the US president, the other faces imprisonment for corruption. Trump has supported Netanyahu since the beginning of his term – especially when it came to dealing with Palestine. Trump moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, cut all aid payments to the Palestinians and included the Palestinian diplomatic mission

Now Trump and Netanyahu have announced a plan to end the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. The Middle East peace plan touted as the "deal of the century" sees
a Palestinian state, but a return to
It is not a two-state solution. The Palestinians categorically reject the plan
and accuse both presidents of the conspiracy; Middle East experts criticize the deal as "contrary to international law". What exactly does the peace plan provide? And why do the Palestinians distrust the deal? Fabian Scheler talks to Lea Frehse, Middle East correspondent for ZEIT about the criticism of the deal and whether it can really lead to new peace.

Rudi Carrell once asked in a song when it would be really summer again. Then came the record summer of 2018. It was the second hottest summer since the weather record. The following summer, too, the people in bathing lakes and at the ice cream stand tried to cool off from the heat. The risk of forest fires increased, agriculture and forestry struggled with the continuing drought and damage caused by storms and heavy rain increased. At the same time, the winters are milder.

But are these all just temporary weather phenomena? Or are record summer and spring temperatures in winter already symptoms of climate change? Climate expert and ARD weather moderator Karsten Schwanke explains how global warming affects the weather and what developments can be expected.

And otherwise? When rents rise, people get creative – and set up their home office in unusual places. For example in a subway shaft.

Assistance: Sophia Hofer, Christina Felschen
Moderation: Fabian Scheler

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