US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken to both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. His call came after Israel announced it will not release the forth trance of Palestinian prisoners.
Speaking earlier Thursday during a visit to Algeria, Kerry called it a "critical moment" for talks
and said "You can facilitate, you can push, you can nudge, but the parties themselves have to make fundamental decisions and compromises." (Yitzhak Benhorin, Washington)