US perplexed by Netanyahu ‘over-reaction’ to UNSC vote, thinks it’s about domestic politics

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

The Biden administration is perplexed by what it views as a major overreaction by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel a planned Israeli delegation to Washington in response to the US allowing a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire and hostage release to be adopted, according to a US official.

Briefing a small group of reporters, the official speculates that the move by Netanyahu had more to do with Israeli domestic politics.

US President Joe Biden has no plans to call Netanyahu about the cancellation nor did Netanyahu call Biden about it in advance, the official adds.

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