Time to encourage Israel to end blockade
Lawmakers want the Palestinian Authority to withdraw from an international court.
The president urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to work to "lower tensions."
White House criticizes "unhelpful" actions by both sides.
The meeting comes after criticism about the administration's response.
The lawmakers signaled that U.S. aid could be halted if attacks continue.
The decision to work with Israel's new government is stoking new tensions.
The U.S. supposedly might free Jonathan Pollard, currently serving life, as part of the deal.