Middle East peace mediators on Wednesday criticized Israeli settlement building and called on donors to meet aid pledges to the Palestinians as they sought to revive moribund peace talks.
The Mideast Quartet once again urged Israel and the Palestinians to return to peace talks without preconditions.
Israel gave a conditional "Yes" to the Mideast Quartet's latest proposal to resume negotiations but the Palestinians are sticking to their demands for a settlement freeze and more before Mahmoud Abbas will sit down with Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel's senior Cabinet ministers failed to reach an agreement on accepting a Mideast Quartet proposal to renew peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
The Middle East Quartet said Tuesday that they were alarmed by Israel's latest announcements about new settlement plans in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.