The Situation In Gaza
I wanted to be clear on my stance on international conflicts, particularly the situation in Gaza, which is a reflection of both my commitment to our allies and my unwavering dedication to human rights. I firmly believe in the right of nations to defend themselves, and in this context, I recognize Israel as a key ally in the region, fully supporting its right to self-defense.
However, this support does not come without an expectation of responsibility and adherence to international laws and standards of conduct. The loss of civilian lives in any conflict is a grave concern. Just as I am critical when the United States, or any nation, acts in a manner inconsistent with our values and international norms, I hold Israel to the same standard. It is crucial that all actions, especially those in complex and volatile situations like Gaza, are measured and proportionate, aiming to minimize civilian casualties.