The U.S. State Department on Monday denied reports that U.S.-brokered peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians had been canceled following clashes in the West Bank.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he will address the United Nations General Assembly next month in New York.
Israel was set to free 26 Palestinian prisoners within hours to help underpin renewed peace talks, after its High Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal against their release by relatives of some of the Israelis they killed.
Talks between Palestinians and Israelis will resume on Monday evening, the first such formal deliberations in almost three years.
U.S. President Barack Obama telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to urge him to resume negotiations with the Palestinians.