James Smith, research director at the Resolution Foundation, said: “The Bank’s scenario points to a fairly rapid recovery. But even if this were to materialise – and it is certainly not guaranteed – Britain is likely to be living with a legacy of high unemployment for some years to come.” … [Read more...] about UK unemployment to double and economy to shrink by 14%, warns Bank of England
Consumers are being advised to do their research and ask to see a vehicle over video if they are unable to view it in person. They should also steer clear of requests to pay someone via bank transfer rather than using one of the recommended secure payment methods. … [Read more...] about Staycation holiday scams soar, banking trade body warns
Adar Keish and Tair Rosenblat are volunteers at Darkenu, an Israeli, left-leaning grassroots organization. Their protest slogan "no to annexation, yes to economy, yes to security,” highlights the concern about the timing of the annexation. Tair thinks the government shouldn't proceed unilaterally. "We don't have the money to deal with this issue right now. But also, we care about the people on the other side and we do want them to be a part of the process." Keish, meanwhile, says that the reactions they've received show that many people are still not aware of what's at stake. "The feeling I get is that people don't really know what we are talking about. I think the problem is that the conflict has been around for such a long time that people just become oblivious to it." … [Read more...] about What will Israel’s West Bank annexation plans mean for the region?
Israel's new government is expected to present its strategy on July 1 for implementing the Middle East "peace plan" drawn up by the Trump administration. The plan allows for Israel to annex large parts of the West Bank, including the Jordan Valley, which Israel occupied in 1967. … [Read more...] about Germany, France urge Israel to reconsider West Bank annexation plans
Maas is also scheduled to meet Israel's Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and Defence Minister Benny Gantz. He is also expected to conduct a video call with the Palestinian Prime Minister. The German Foreign Office cited the coronavirus pandemic as the reason for Maas not visiting Ramallah, where the Palestinian state resides. … [Read more...] about Germany’s Maas heads to Israel to lobby against West Bank annexation