She helped preparing Security Council’s draft resolution to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. However, when the resolution was passed on Friday, she couldn’t help but felt embarrassed when President Bush asked her to abstain.
US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice was ordered to back down from voting for it.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert revealed on Monday that Rice did not end up voting for Resolution 1860, thanks to a phone conversation he held with Bush shortly before the vote.
Upon receiving word that the US was planning to vote in favor of the resolution - viewed by Israel as impractical and failing to address its security concerns - Olmert demanded to get Bush on the phone, and refused to back down after being told that the president was delivering a lecture in Philadelphia.
Bush interrupted his lecture to answer Olmert's call.
“America cannot vote in favor of such a resolution,” Olmert told Bush. Soon afterwards, Rice abstained when votes were counted at the United Nations.
Bujai's note: I think the conflict will stop when there is no more Palestinian left to kill...