Though the approval of new building in West Bank settlements angered many, it appears to have preserved the prime minister's coalition.
A lead Palestinian peace negotiator says the demand for a full settlement freeze – not a partial one – is a precondition to resuming peace talks. But a meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Abbas is still possible in September.
After Uganda briefly threatens to carry out war crimes warrant against Bashir, a new poll shows broad public support in Africa for such a move.
King Abdullah II of Jordan, embraced by the West and his Arab allies, is emerging as a facilitator for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Region sees it as a bulwark against Iran; US sees it as key to any peace deal.
Syrian diplomats say Damascus is serious about making peace, and hope Washington will lean on Israel's new government.
At the Arab League summit Monday, the UN secretary general condemned Sudan's expulsion of humanitarian aid groups in response to the ICC arrest warrant for Bashir.