Biden's problem: Israel-Gaza conflict draws in US president

For the third time in a week, the United States has blocked the United Nations Security Council from approving a resolution that denounces violence on both sides and calls for a cessation of hostilities in the Israel-Gaza conflict. Is it a case of giving diplomacy a chance, or siding with Israel as a default position? The US ambassador to the UN insists that Washington is "working tirelessly through diplomatic channels" to end the worst fighting in years.

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