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Israel's defense minister aims to shore up U.S. support as tension between the allies heightens.

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For the deteriorating U.S.-Israel relationship, the fallout from passage of the U.N. cease-fire resolution was immediate. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that he would cancel a planned high-level delegation to Washington for meetings with U.S. officials. President Biden had requested the meetings to discuss alternatives to a planned Israeli offensive into Rafah, the southern Gaza city where more than a million people have sought refuge. American officials have said that the offensive would create a humanitarian disaster.