Angry With Biden, Netanyahu Cancels

( – In nothing short of a slap in Joe Biden’s face, vital US ally Israel led by conservative Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a much-anticipated diplomatic trip to the United States after the Biden administration allowed a UN resolution urging the Jewish State to make peace with the Hamas terrorists.

Netanyahu’s decision to cancel the visit occurred after the US chose not to block a UN Security Council resolution calling for a two-week ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Arab terrorist group in the Gaza Strip.

The resolution was adopted in a 14-0 vote with the US abstention, after the United States had vetoed three previous U.N. Security Council resolutions advocating for a cease-fire.

Israel is engaged in a massive military operation in the Gaza Strip to destroy Hamas after, on October 7, the terror group sadistically butchered over 1,400 Israelis and foreigners.

Before the UN vote took place, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had made it clear that he would call off a scheduled visit to Washington, D.C., by ministers Tzachi Hanegbi and Ron Dermer if the U.S. failed to use its veto power against the resolution.

Upon the resolution’s passage, Netanyahu acted as promised, The New York Daily News reports.

The resolution not only advocates for a temporary cessation of conflict during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, concluding on April 9, but also for the liberation of the remaining 134 Israeli captives in Gaza. However, these two stipulations are considered separate.

“The reason we abstained is because this resolution text did not condemn Hamas,” explained John Kirby, the White House national security spokesman.

Despite widespread international censure of Israel’s actions in Gaza, the U.S. has consistently defended its ally diplomatically for nearly half a year, rejecting cease-fire proposals on three occasions – October 18, December 8, and February 20.

Moreover, the U.S. has put forward two of its cease-fire proposals, including one proposed the previous week, both of which were vetoed by China and Russia for being insufficiently forceful.

“The current draft is unequivocal and correct in its direction demanding an immediate cease-fire, while the previous one was evasive and ambiguous,” remarked Zhang Jun, the Chinese ambassador to the U.N., following Monday’s vote.

According to the Hamas-run authorities in Gaza, the war has resulted in over 32,000 Palestinian fatalities.

“No one will stop us, not The Hague, not the axis of evil and not anyone else,” Netanyahu said after South Africa’s initiation of a lawsuit against Israel at the International Court of Justice in January, accusing it of committing genocide in Gaza.

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