Israel cancels White House visit after US doesn't block UN ceasefire vote

Credit: Пресс-служба Президента Российской Федерации

  • The resolution - which was approved by 14 of the 15 UN Security Council's members - passed after the US abstained, instead of vetoing
  • Immediately after the measured was announced, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled an Israeli delegation's visit to the White House this week - accusing the US of a position shift
  • White House spokesman John Kirby insisted it didn't show a shift in policy. He added the US was "very disappointed" with Israel cancelling its trip, but would continue to hold talks with its ally
  • Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian representative to the UN, said it had taken "over 100,000 Palestinians killed and maimed ... for this council to finally demand an immediate ceasefire" - and that it was a "vote for humanity to prevail"