Israel scraps visit to DC after US abstained from UN Security Council resolution

U.S. and Israeli relations suffered a huge blow on Monday when the United States chose to abstain on a United Nations Security Council resolution regarding the war in Gaza, resulting in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrapping plans to send a delegation to Washington, D.C.

This resolution, which every other country on the Security Council voted in favor of, called for “an immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan respected by all parties leading to a permanent sustainable ceasefire,” according to a release from the U.N.’s news site. It also called for “the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, as well as ensuring humanitarian access to address their medical and other humanitarian needs” and “that the parties comply with their obligations under international law in relation to all persons they detain.”

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda
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