For the third time within one week, the US blocked a statement at the UN Security Council condemning Israeli violence against Palestinians and urging a ceasefire in Gaza. Israeli bombs have killed over 200 people since last Monday, including over 60 children.
The latest statement blocked by the US was introduced by Norway, Tunisia, and China after an emergency Security Council meeting on Sunday. According to a draft obtained by The Times of Israel, the statement expressed the Security Council’s “grave concern regarding the crisis related to Gaza and the loss of civilian lives and casualties, and called for de-escalation of the situation, cessation of violence and respect for international humanitarian law, including the protection of civilians, especially children.”
Despite the US’s unwillingness to pressure Israel, other countries still want to push for a ceasefire at the UN. The UN General Assembly is set to discuss the Gaza onslaught on Thursday morning.
Israel shows no sign of seeking a de-escalation and continues to pound Gaza with airstrikes. On Monday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken indicated that the US is not pressuring its ally to seek a ceasefire. He said the US is willing to support a diplomatic solution but said, “Ultimately, it is up to the parties to make clear that they want to pursue a ceasefire.”
Last week, Hamas proposed a ceasefire to Israel through the Russian foreign ministry. Israel rejected the truce offer and instead decided to escalate its bombing campaign in Gaza. Without US pressure, Israel has no reason to ease up.
16 thoughts on “For 3rd Time, US Blocks UN Security Council Statement Urging Gaza Ceasefire”
The pissant state owns us, and that’s a fact of life. Netanyahu will do as he pleases so long as he has the blank checks and the “get out of jail” cards from the US.
That said, here is a nice post by Craig Murray.
Obviously Murray is a blogger, and not part of the Western media”.
What is Left for Palestine?
AIPAC and the Lobby with withhold contributions if criticized.
The conduct of the United States in the United Nations Security Council is deplorable, unconscionable, revolting, irresponsible, spineless and sickening.
We have absolutely no credibility in the international community and our so-called “leadership” is in shreds. Secretary of State Antony Blinken who is currently happily traveling in Europe, is no “innocent bystander” and has done nothing to end the slaughter of the Palestinians.
We can read all about what’s going on in Gaza first hand from AP and Al-Jazeera reporters, straight from the studios in Gaza.
Oh, wait. Never mind.
what a POS entity the USA has become. Who came up with the term American “exceptionalism” ? Because of zionist control america cant even show sympathy for dead children. Hezbollah and Iran should re-arm Hamas. Arabs of course are divided,,,feckless people. Where is Lawrence of Arabia when you need him,
The US is exceptionally disgusting. That’s the only kind of exceptionalism they really have.
The US enabling slaughter in Yemen and Gaza, what a disgusting entity for evil.
Blinken: “Ultimately, it is up to the parties to make clear that they want to pursue a ceasefire.”
Isn’t that what Hamas did?
“Last week, Hamas proposed a ceasefire to Israel through the Russian foreign ministry.”
Let’s play the Trump smear game with Biden.
Fundamentally US assistance to Israel is anti-Arab racism. Neither side has more rights to the land than the other. But the US arms one side. Why? Because Biden hates Arabs. He’s a racist.
Or maybe he really really loves those contributions from AIPAC.
There can be no words to express the sense of utter and complete revulsion at the collective us govt on its knees before the thug nitenyaaahooo and the likud govt of israel.
None of the words for revulsion and unconscionable work anymore for the us has no conscience, no soul, no honor, no embarrassment, no morality. It is after all, just another duplicated zionist entity modeling itself after the zionist israel.
Why won’t anybody use the “G” word?
And, we have taken Israel’s word that Hamas had offices in the building that housed AP, Al-Jazeera and other news organizations.
And we all know Israel never, ever lies./s
An attempt to post vanished, so perhaps this site doesn’t allow a “reply” to yourself as a late edit/addition. One more time –
I’m adding a note to remark about a remarkable “Corporate Media” story I saw earlier at the Bezos Blog, aka the Warmongering Post. Two examples:
temporarily degrade Hamas is a WP way of saying “Mowing the grass”.
and deter it from further hostilities for a few years and the rest gives the strong impression the subhuman Paleos started this latest ruckus. (they didn’t – it was entirely a sh*thole state enterprise)
Hamas is just wanting to get some prestige! The wretched article doesn’t dare mention the concept of “self defense” and “retaliation”.
I’m not going to link the the POS article, but the title is This is a war Israel can’t win in case anybody feels the need to waste some of their time with Hasbara Lite BS.
All this massacre and destruction, with US acquiescense, in order to keep an alleged fraudster in power in Israel. Does it surprise anyone?
The moment the opposition was invited to form a government Netanyawho acted in the Al Aqsa mosque and in East Jerusalem, and he got the response he so wanted.
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