In talks in London Monday, Israel's defense minister said the two sides had made progress, but still had 'a way to go.'
The US and Israel agreed this week to establish a joint committee on how to implement a freeze outlined in the 2003 road map.
Israeli prime minister resigns from his post, but vows to pursue a deal with Palestinians and Syrians.
Hamas officials in Egypt Monday considered terms of a possible 'tahadiyeh,' or calming, in recent fighting with Israel even as violence flared on both sides of the border.
Yisrael Beiteinu left Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's ruling coalition on Jan. 16.