Global Leaders Stand with Israel: Macron’s Visit Underscores International Solidarity

In the midst of challenging times, as Israel faces off against the Hamas terror organization, international support has been prominently displayed. Leading the way, French President Emmanuel Macron landed in the Holy Land this Tuesday, extending a hand of “full solidarity” to Israel.

Not just a symbolic gesture, Macron’s visit demonstrates the ties that bind nations together in their pursuit of peace and stability. During his visit, the French President emphasized three critical points: solidarity with Israel, clear opposition to terrorist factions, and the need to foster a constructive political dialogue.

His trip included meetings with esteemed Israeli leaders such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Isaac Herzog. But his pursuit of peace and dialogue didn’t stop there. In the spirit of fostering a comprehensive understanding of the situation, Macron also met with Palestinian Authority chief, Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

Echoing similar sentiments, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte made a journey to Jerusalem on Monday. Rutte held a series of discussions, including one with a family enduring the pain of a loved one held captive by Hamas. While expressing grave concern over the plight of innocent civilians in Gaza, Rutte unambiguously reiterated Israel’s undeniable right to self-defense against terror attacks by Hamas.

Earlier in the week, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited Israel, standing firmly with the nation. During the meeting, Netanyahu emphasized the universal battle – that of civilization against barbarism. And true to his words, Netanyahu met with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides over the weekend, rallying support for the cause of democracy and peace.

Israel’s resilient spirit and unwavering pursuit of peace seem to be resonating globally. Last week, significant global figures such as U.S. President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made their way to the Jewish state, symbolizing international unity.