My country and the EU knew this. They knew it wouldn`t work, but they went along anyway. I wonder what kinda of favours the US had to call in. It`s about time that more of the us allies take a stand and say no. And to my US friends. Don`t take it personal but your knowledge of the conflict is severly biased. You have free press as long as Israel is not an issue. If you don`t believe me, search on google for a man called finkelstein or something. Se what kinda consequences being critical of israel has in the US..
IDF strikes Gaza targets in response to rocket fire (Haaretz)
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