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U.S. Blocks Another UN Gaza Statement, As Russia Tells Israel More Civilian Casualties “Unacceptable”

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U.S. Blocks Another UN Gaza Statement, As Russia Tells Israel More Civilian Casualties "Unacceptable"

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On May 19th, the US, once again, said it opposes a proposed UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

France drafted the most recent resolution after the U.S. blocked at least four attempts to have the council issue a press statement calling for an end to the violence, giving the same reason. Diplomats said all other council members supported the statement.

A press statement requires agreement by all 15 council members, but a resolution requires only at least nine “yes” votes and no veto by the United States or any of the four other permanent members.

A French government spokesman had said “very intense discussions” were taking place with the United States on Wednesday about the proposed resolution, which UN diplomats said calls for a ceasefire and humanitarian aid for Gaza.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations said later in the day:

“We’ve been clear and consistent that we are focused on intensive diplomatic efforts under way to bring an end to the violence and that we will not support actions that we believe undermine efforts to de-escalate.”

The White House said that U.S. President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he expected “a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire.”

But Netanyahu said later he was “determined to continue this operation until its aim is met.”

The aim was likely revealed in an interview that Netanyahu gave to CBS’ John Dickerson on May 16th.

Dickerson asked Netanyahu if his motivations for using disproportional force to kill Palestinian people, including civilians and children were to remain in power.

“You are under investigation for bribery, fraud, breach of trust,” Dickerson noted. “You’ve also had some difficult — four failed attempts to put together a government in the last 23 months. This leads to the criticism that your current actions are basically an effort to stay in power.”

“That’s preposterous,” Netanyahu insisted. He then gave a likely fabricated, but emotionally-charged story of how an Israeli soldier “died in his arms”.

“A few years later, my brother died while leading a rescue mission to release Israeli hostages,” he continued. “I’ve seen comrades fall, I’ve seen my brother fall. And I think anybody who knows me knows that I’ve never, ever subordinated security concerns, the life of our soldiers, the life of our citizens for political interests.”

“That’s just hogwash,” Netanyahu added.

“But this is a persistent criticism, Mr. Prime Minister,” Dickerson explained.

“It persists because I’ve been reelected five times,” Netanyahu remarked. “It persists because I beat every other candidate.”

Meanwhile, Russia warned Israel of engaging in further violence that costs civilians’ lives.

The escalating conflict is of “extreme concern” to the Kremlin, and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov urged Israel to carefully consider the actions they take.

“In a frank exchange of opinion on the situation in the Israeli-Palestinian relations, including the one in the Gaza Strip, the Russian side expressed extreme concern over the escalation of tensions and stressed the impermissibility of steps fraught with more civilian casualties,” Bogdanov told Alexander Ben Zvi, Israel’s ambassador in Moscow, according to state news agency TASS.

Russia’s “very closely monitoring the developments” in the area, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on May 19th. Peskov urged both parties to be “utterly cautious in their statements” so as to not “add fuel to the fire.”

Peskov also said Russia is willing to play host to conversations and was making “initiatives within its powers” to serve as a venue for direct contacts.


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L du Plessis

When israel stops controlling the US Gov and military the world will be a more peacefull place.

Porc Halal

It is not israel that owns the USA, but international jewry, which does not surprise anyone where the money really comes from.

Last edited 1 year ago by Porc Halal

If you want to be completely correct- The Zionist House of Rothschild owns them both

Séamus Ó Néill

Netanyahu lies just as easily as he genocides. He is an amoral, incorrigible war criminal…..defunct of passion , empathy or any other humane emotion and as such deserves the same fate as a rabid dog !


A few days ago they were confident that raining down thousands of rockets was a good idea. And now they cry for help. Wonder what happened since? Idiots at work

concrete mike

Who is the real idiot here?

Why do white europeeans steal palestinians lands, and then cry and whine about terrorist, when the palestinians fight back?

Then the rest of whiteys listen to other whiteys and we ignore the plight of palestinians.

Enough with the warmongering.

john wooh

europes elites(billionars, Royals, Swiss (NaziBanksters Moguls, PedoMafiaVatikan, etc.) is not only enemy of the 3rd world but also of the native europeans!!!


That’s all true, but firing worthless firecracker missiles on Tel Aviv was just stupid. Hamas gave them a perfect casus belli. Better they kept their rockets in case of israeli-iranian war. Hamas made an enormous strategic mistake and innocent people are paying the price. The real question is why: naivety, stupidity, fanaticism or they simply work for Israel, at least some of their leadership.


The US wants Israel’s annhilation sooner than later LMFAO – The longer Israel bombs Gaza, the sooner Hezbollah enters the Fray, the sooner the Zio’s let this spiral outta THEIR control .

john wooh

The Israelis should get rid off their Criminal politicians and their mentally sick settlers(like Jakub) . And the Palastinians should get rid off their Terroristic Islamists, who teach only hate to their Army of brainwashed Teens


amerikans pay Israel colony to bomb empty building and kill children; amerikan morality learned from night porter Jens and janitor furbutt


Typical double tongued hypocrisy from our country. “We want a ceasefire but we block a call for a ceasefire.”

And warnings from lapdog Russia are comical.

China Is Right

USA = Replaced population

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