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Here’s how Israel’s borders would change if Trump’s peace plan is enacted

President Trump on Tuesday unveiled what he has called the “Deal of the Century” — a peace proposal for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The 180-page plan goes into great detail about how the land swaps would go — and you can read our summary by clicking here.

One of the toughest issues in past negotiations has been who controls which lands. In Trump’s plan, Israel would keep control over its West Bank settlements and its borders with Jordan and most of Egypt. In return, it gives the future state of Palestine some of the West Bank, Arab communities in the north of what’s now Israel, and vast stretches of the Negev Desert. All of the Palestinian land would technically be connected, though some of it only by narrow roads (or a record-setting West Bank-to-Gaza tunnel). This diagram shows how the land would change:

And here you can see more details about the future state of Palestine:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu endorsed the plan in a White House event alongside Trump. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who has boycotted Trump’s outreach for more than a year, said that Palestinians had said “1,000 nos” to the deal.

Aiden Pink is the deputy news editor of the Forward. Contact him at pink@forward.com or follow him on Twitter @aidenpink

    2 gunmen thwarted in Friday night robbery attempt inside Baltimore synagogue

    (JTA) — Two gunmen who tried to hold up a worshipper inside a Baltimore synagogue after Sabbath services were forced to flee after the intended victim fought back.

    The men entered the Khal Chassidim Synagogue in the Park Heights neighborhood on Friday evening. One of the suspects pointed a handgun at a congregant and tried to rob him, police told the newspaper. The intended victim and a suspect then engaged in a “struggle,” which caused the would-be robbers to flee, according to police. The victim was not injured, the local CBS affiliate WJZ reported.

    Photos of the men have been obtained from surveillance video. They also are suspects in two other robberies in the area, the Baltimore Sun reported.

    Police reportedly have increased patrols in the area.

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      Woman charged with hate crime for throwing pork chops at upstate NY synagogue

      (JTA) — An upstate New York woman has been charged with a hate crime for throwing pieces of pork at a local synagogue.

      Tara Rios, 47, of Hudson, was arraigned in Livingston Town Court on Saturday and charged with first-degree harassment as a hate crime, according to local reports.

      Rios went to Congregation Anshe Emeth in Greenport on Jan. 19 and threw a package of pork chops on its front steps, CBS 6 Albany reported. She returned to the synagogue at 3 a.m. to photograph her actions, police said.

      She was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to return to court on Monday.

      “These acts caused the membership of Congregation Anshe Emeth to be in reasonable fear of further anti-Semitic acts which could result in physical injury,” according to the criminal complaint filed by state police, Columbia-Greene Media reported.

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        Anti-Semitic graffiti painted on door of Italian Holocaust survivor’s home

        (JTA) — Graffiti including a Star of David and the words “Juden Hier,” or Jews Here, were painted on the door of the son of an Italian Holocaust survivor in Italy.

        Lidia Beccaria Rolfi, a resistance fighter and survivor of the Ravensbrueck concentration camp in Germany, lived in the home in Mondovi, in the northwest part of the country, until her death in 1996.

        Her son, Aldo, currently lives in the home. The graffiti appeared after Aldo Rolfi published an article about anti-Semitism and remembering his mother in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, The Associated Press reported.

        Hundreds of people carrying candles and some carrying yellow stars came out on Friday evening in support of Rolfi and to protest against anti-Semitism.

        The graffiti in black paint was discovered on Friday. Beccaria Rolfi joined the resistance movement in December 1943 and  was later was arrested and turned over to the Gestapo. She was deported to Ravensbrueck, from where she was liberated in May 1945. She later wrote books about her experiences.

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          Schiff says Trump tweet intended as threat, White House denies it

          (JTA) — Rep. Adam Schiff said a tweet from President Donald Trump on Sunday morning was “intended” to be a threat. The White House denied the claim.

          Schiff, D- Calif., is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and the lead prosecutor in Trump’s impeachment hearing in the Senate. He has been praised and vilified for his closing arguments in the trial on Thursday.

          Trump tweeted on Sunday that “Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man. He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our Country!”

          When asked by host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” whether he took the tweet as a threat, Schiff responded: “I think it’s intended to be.”

          “This is a wrathful and vindictive president; I don’t think there’s any doubt about it,” Schiff added. “And if you think there is, look at the president’s tweets about me today, saying that I should ‘pay a price.’”

          Trump also tweeted that the “Impeachment Hoax is a massive election interference the likes of which has never been seen before,” and attacked Todd, referring to him as “Sleepyeyes” and saying the Meet The Press host’s interview was “softball.”

          White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham later told Fox News that Trump was not threatening Schiff.

          “I think that people, and this has been a theme actually throughout this process, people put meanings behind what he says,” Grisham said in an interview on Fox News. “The president speaks in a very unique way, he’s a counterpuncher, he’s saying what it’s on his mind.

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