for Israel to show, once again, genuine support towards negotiations with the Palestinians by freezing all West Bank settlement construction at this time. The diplomatic stalemate has only contributed to unilateral action from both sides of the conflict which has brought about this immediate crisis. I don't think Israel expected the overwhelming global support towards the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel and ethnocentrism has something to do with that, unfortunately.
U.S. says working on initiative to de-escalate Syria fighting, with focus on Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: Barak to set out for Washington to discuss Israel-Palestinian crisis