Israel's inconclusive ballot in mid-September leaves no obvious path forward for the implementation of a U.S.-led peace plan.
The first stage of U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan will be launched on Tuesday at a conference the White House touts as a bid to begin drumming up $50 billion in investment.
Palestinian officials said an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement was reached with Israel on Monday to end a recent surge of violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the United States fully supported Israel's response to a barrage of rockets fired from Gaza.
White House senior advisor Jared Kushner said Thursday the Middle East peace proposal he is working on would be a "good starting point" to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Explosions were heard in the Gaza Strip early Friday and Palestinian witnesses said Israeli planes bombed two Hamas security positions in the south and north of the territory.
The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court in The Hague, threatening sanctions against its judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan.
"Despite all the chaos right now, we still may get a problem which is coming in seemingly from left field," says Michael Rubin.
"It's not a step that will bring peace to Palestine or the Middle East," the former head of the Kingdom's intelligence agency told CNBC on Monday.
Lizards with the ability to "attract atomic waves" were reportedly used to gain intelligence on Iran's nuclear program.
"The money's not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace," Trump says.