Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 493 words, a 2-minute read.
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Surprise: Israel plans to immediately act on the White House's green light, voting as soon as this weekend on a plan to annex 30% of the West Bank.
Why it matters: Despite the reluctance of past administrations to redraw borders in the Middle East — an exceedingly delicate exercise — this plan includes a map.
The big picture: President Trump described this as the Palestinians' best and perhaps final chance to negotiate for a state, but his plan includes no “right of return” for refugees and gives Israel control of Jerusalem and over security in the West Bank.
Between the lines: The negotiating table has been empty since the White House moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem in 2017.
The bottom line: None of the officials who Axios' Jonathan Swan has spoken to in the region is optimistic that peace can be accomplished while Netanyahu and Abbas are the leaders in power.
Go deeper: Read the plan, and see the map below.
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John Bolton leaves his home in Bethesda, Maryland.
Grow lights cover a portion of the grass field inside Hard Rock Stadium. Photo: AP Photo/David J. Phillip
How 'bout that headline: "The most VIP Super Bowl weekend costs $1.5M, includes butler," the AP reports.
Between the lines: "The city’s most luxurious hotels, clubs and restaurants are offering over-the-top packages to entice big spenders looking for action outside the end zone."