January 23, 2020: Vice President Pence at U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem invited Prime Minister Netanyahu and Benny Gantz to the White House.
January 23, 2020: President Trump said he’ll likely release plan before Tuesday meeting with Netanyahu and Gantz. “It’s a great plan. It’s a plan that really would work,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One en route to a Republican Party meeting in Florida. “They both would like to do the deal. They want to see peace,” Trump said. “Look, Israel wants peace, Palestinians want peace. They all want peace. Not everyone wants to say it.”
January 24, 2020: First classified Senate briefing on coronavirus.
January 27, 2020: President Donald Trump held back-to-back meetings Monday, January 27, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger Benny Gantz ahead of the next-day unveiling of the U.S. administration's much-anticipated plan.
January 28, 2020: President Donald Trump introduced his Peace to Prosperity Plan, which was fully endorsed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
January 28, 2020: Miami’s financial district shaken by 7.7 earthquake at 2:20 p.m. EST, 44 minutes after Trump tweeted the Peace to Prosperity plan on Twitter.
January 28–29, 2020: President Trump advised White House senior aid, Peter Navarro, to establish a coronavirus task force. The White House announced the formation of a task force on Wednesday, January 29, to monitor the coronavirus. Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that the task force had met daily since Monday, January 27.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar was leading the task force, the White House said. Other members included National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield, Anthony Fauci, official of top national institutes of health and several other administration officials.
Nations reconfirmed their position on the land of Israel
January 29, 2020: U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the U.N. supports two states living in peace and security within recognized borders, on the basis of the pre-1967 lines.
January 29, 2020: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called for a balanced approach to breaking the deadlock. "Only a negotiated two-state solution, acceptable to both sides, can lead to a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians."
January 29, 2020: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking about the Trump proposal in parliament, stated, "No peace plan is perfect, but this has the merit of a two-state solution, it would ensure that Jerusalem is both the capital of Israel and of the Palestinian people."
January 30, 2020: French President Emmanuel Macron raised doubts on Thursday about the prospect of a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians and cast doubt on whether a peace plan unveiled by the United States that week would succeed. “I believe in two sovereignties,” Macron said when asked by a Le Figaro newspaper whether he believed in two states. He did not clarify. Macron also said he would not present his own plan but suggested U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan could struggle to get off the ground.
January 31, 2020: Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar stated the U.S. declared coronavirus a public health emergency and banned most travel from China.
February 1, 2020: The Arab League unanimously rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial Middle East plan, calling it “unfair” to Palestinians.
February 3, 2020: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said it rejected U.S. President Donald Trump 's recently unveiled Middle East plan. The 57-member body called on all member states not to engage with this plan or to cooperate with the U.S. administration in implementing it in any form."
February 4, 2020: EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said, “Trump’s plan departed from internationally agreed parameters. To build a just and lasting peace, the unresolved final status issues must be decided through direct negotiations between both parties; the issues of the borders of a Palestinian state and the final status of Jerusalem were among those still in dispute.”
February 8, 2020: China shunned offers from WHO and CDC to help with coronavirus.
February 8, 2020: The World Health Organization met resistance to travel to Wuhan, where the outbreak started.
February 11, 2020: Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said the U.N., PA, EU, Arab League, OIC and African Union rejected the U.S. plan as failing to meet minimum rights of Palestinians.
February 11, 2020: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the Trump administration’s peace plan at the United Nations but failed to garner enough support for a Tuesday vote on a Security Council resolution that Palestinian officials had hoped would broadcast strong opposition to the U.S. effort. “This is an Israeli-American pre-emptive plan in order to put an end to the question of Palestine,” Mr. Abbas told a Security Council meeting on the Middle East.
February 16, 2020: The members of a joint U.S.-Israeli committee tasked with mapping out areas of the West Bank that Israel may annex as part of U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan had reportedly been confirmed. The commission included U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and his adviser, Aryeh Lightstone, as well as C. Scott Leith of the National Security Council, the Israel Hayom daily reported on Saturday.
February 19–23, 2020: This was the fastest 30% sell-off ever, exceeding the pace of declines during the Great Depression.
February 23, 2020: Peter Navarro’s second memo warned of mass coronavirus death.
February 23, 2020: U.S. mapping team for West Bank annexation said to be en route to Israel.
February 23, 2020: Pope Frances warned of “inequitable solutions” after release of Trump Mideast peace plan.
February 24, 2020: Netanyahu, Israeli officials met with U.S. mapping team for West Bank annexation.
February 24, 2020: The Trump administration sent a budget request to Congress for $2.5 billion to fight COVID-19.
February 25, 2020: Americans should prepare for coronavirus crisis in U.S., CDC said.
February 25, 2020: San Francisco declared state of emergency over coronavirus.
February 25, 2020: U.N. Security Council issued unanimous statement of support for two-state solution according to previous U.N. resolutions.
February 28, 2020: U.S. stocks suffered biggest weekly losses since 2008—worst week since financial crisis.
March 1, 2020: San Francisco declared state of emergency over coronavirus.
March 2, 2020: At AIPAC, Trump’s Israel envoy pushed peace plan.
March 1-2, 2020: A massive 165-mph tornado devastated Nashville and area.
March 3, 2020: Kushner told members of Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Israel’s settlement construction must stop.
March 3, 2020: Global economy faced gravest threat since the crisis as coronavirus spread.
March 8, 2020: Saudi Arabia initiated a price war with Russia, triggering a major fall in the price of oil with U.S. oil prices falling by 34%, crude oil falling by 26% and Brent oil falling by 24%.
March 9, 2020: Dow sank 2,000 points in worst day since 2008; S&P 500 dropped more than 7%.
March 9, 2020: Circuit breakers, triggered for the first time in 20 years, passed a crucial test.
March 10, 2020: Fears of corporate debt bomb grew as coronavirus outbreak worsened.
March 11, 2020: Dow dropped more than 8% and headed for biggest one-day plunge since 1987 market crash.
March 12, 2020: Fed to pump up to $1.5 trillion in dramatic ramping up of market intervention amid coronavirus meltdown.
March 11: 60% to 70% of the German population would be infected by the coronavirus, Merkel said.
March 12, 2020: Coronavirus market rout threatened to wipe out Trump’s stock market gains achieved since his election.
March 13, 2020: Trump declared coronavirus outbreak a national emergency.
March 15, 2020: Dow dropped nearly 3,000 points as coronavirus collapse continued—worst day since 1987.
March 22, 2020: Financing programs for businesses hit by the coronavirus could amount to $4 trillion, Mnuchin said.
March 22, 2020: Dow and S&P stocks closed out the worst first quarter ever.
March 23, 2020: Fed’s Bullard said U.S. jobless rate may soar to 30%.
March 23, 2020: Dow wiped out all the gains since Trump’s election.
March 24, 2020: The Fed was providing much more help for the markets than it had during the 2008–2009 financial crisis.
March 24, 2020: According to Bloomberg, about $26 trillion had evaporated from equity markets since mid-February.
March 24, 2020: Bill Gates said the U.S. had missed its chance to avoid coronavirus shutdown and businesses should stay closed.
March 24, 2020: Trump said he wanted to "open" the country by Easter.
March 25, 2020: White House, Senate struck a deal on historic $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill; Pelosi offered tepid endorsement.
March 26, 2020: Weekly jobless claims hit 3.3 million, smashing 1982 record, as coronavirus crisis crashed economy.
March 26, 2020: IEA boss warned world oil demand would plunge by 20 million barrels per day.
March 26, 2020: G20 leaders pledged $5 trillion in “united” response to coronavirus crisis.
March 26, 2020: Fed’s balance sheet passed $5 trillion for the first time ever due to coronavirus stimulus.
April 1, 2020: An estimated 7,500 of the world’s 8,800 commercial planes were grounded.
April 5, 2020: World at risk of second great depression due to coronavirus, said Chinese central bank.