The quartet of Middle East negotiators - the United States, European Union, Russia and the United Nations - call on both Israel and Palestine to resume negotiations.
Libya's international-recognized government, the Government of National Accord, calls for the United States and the European Union to impose sanctions on individuals and "mercenaries", after its National Oil Corporation stated that Russian mercenaries and other foreign actors had forced their way into the Sharara oilfield.
The report of the diplomatic Quartet to the Security Council — the United Nations, Russia, the United States, and the European Union — calls on Israel to end settlement construction and expansion policy, and calls on Palestinians to act decisively to stop incitement to violence and to clearly condemn terrorist acts. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov tells the U.S., “The main objective of this report is not about assigning blame ... (rather) it focuses on the major threats to achieving a negotiated peace."
Russia and Ukraine together with the United States and the European Union sit down for emergency talks in Geneva. All four agree that "illegal military formations in Ukraine" must be dissolved, and that everyone occupying buildings must be disarmed and leave them. There would be an amnesty for all anti-government protesters under the agreement.
Palestinian leaders express disappointment at the refusal of the Middle East Quartet — United States, United Nations, European Union and Russia — to hear their call for unilateral statehood and failure to take a strong stance on Israel's settlement construction at its February 5 meeting in Munich.
Israel announces that Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak and Avigdor Lieberman have chosen Yosef Ciechanover, who formerly held posts in the Foreign Ministry, Defence Ministry and defence mission to the United States, to represent it on the United Nations panel to investigate May's Gaza flotilla raid.
European Union leaders approve sanctions in Brussels, including bans on investments and oil-gas technology transfers, against Iran, harsher than recent sanctions imposed by the United Nations. Russia calls these and sanctions by the United States "unacceptable".
Israel grants permission to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton to visit Gaza after denying permission to other international politicians.