Israeli delegation to the US canceled by Netanyahu over UN vote on Gaza ceasefire
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Israel’s PM cancels visits of top advisors over US abstention on Gaza ceasefire resolution.

Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, has taken action by canceling the visit to Washington of two of his closest advisors. The cancellation came after the United States abstained from voting on a resolution in the UN Security Council, allowing the approval of the first ceasefire resolution in Gaza in almost six months of war. The decision to cancel the delegation’s visit was a departure from Netanyahu’s usual stance on the Security Council and was seen as a response to Washington’s abstention.

The canceled delegation was set to be led by National Security Advisor Tzaji Hanegbi and Minister of Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer. The purpose of the visit was to discuss alternatives to a potential invasion of the Rafah area in southern Gaza, following a disagreement between Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden on the matter. However, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant’s visit to Washington was not affected by the cancellation. Gallant is scheduled to meet with US officials to discuss alternatives to defeat Hamas that would minimize the impact on the civilian population.

Gallant’s visit will focus on obtaining systems and ammunition from the US to preserve Israel’s military advantage in the region. The visit comes at a time of escalating tensions between the two countries, with differences emerging over the strategy to deal with Hamas in Gaza. The US is wary of

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