Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says progress has been made on the row over Jerusalem settlements after talks in Washington.
He boarded his plane back to Israel talking of a “golden way” to revive Mid-East peace talks.
But Israeli President Shimon Peres said Mr Netanyahu “apparently… did not reach an understanding with the US”.
Silence from US officials on last-minute talks has been widely seen as a sign that major differences remain.
The row over Israel’s plans for homes in occupied East Jerusalem has caused one of the worst crises in US-Israeli ties for decades.
Good luck, Netanyahu. You can just solve this quicker by just giving the damn land, but whatever.