Israel halts talks, citing Palestinian unity agreement

Apr 24, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT
FEBRUARY 13: (ISRAEL-OUT) Palestinians wave national flags during a protest against the expansion of the Maaleh Adumim settlement February 13, 2014 at Azarya , West Bank. Israeli rightists and members of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet marched to the contested West Bank area, to protest at Netanyahu's decision to block construction there. Credit Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images
Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

The Israel government decided on Thursday to suspend American-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians because of the reconciliation agreement between the PLO and Hamas.