|Monday, Olmert claimed that he demanded and received an immediate conversation with President Bush, and convinced the president to overrule the wishes of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and abstain from a United Nations resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The U.S. State Department fiercely denied these claims about his influence over President Bush, and stirred up old debates about the 'Israel lobby'
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