In a surprise move, the United States abstained from a U.N. Security Council vote Thursday night urging an immediate cease-fire in Gaza, saying it wanted to see the results of Egyptian-mediated talks with Hamas and Israel before calling for a halt to military action.
The 14-0 U.N. vote came on the 13th day of an Israeli air and ground offensive against the Islamic group Hamas which rules Gaza and has been launching rockets and mortars into southern Israel for years. It followed three days of intense negotiations between ministers from key Arab nations and the council's veto-wielding Western powers — the U.S., Britain and France.
Although, the US was intimately involved in drafting the final resolution, the US still could not bring itself to vote against Israel and hold the Zionist state responsible for murdering nearly 800 Palestinians (nearly 300 children) and attacking UN and ICRC personnel, ambulances, and food conveys.
Notice that the US abstainion was unexpected and even took France and the UK by surprise. What strange power does the Zionist state have over the US?