Blinken’s visit to the Middle East.

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on a visit to the Middle East. On this trip, he reached Israel after visiting Arab countries and assured Israel of US support in the recent war. After visiting Israel, he is now in Bahrain.

I “Met with Israeli PM and reaffirmed our support for Israel’s right to prevent another October 7 from occurring” Blinken said.

He has previously visited the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan where he discussed the situation in the Middle East with various state officials.

Blinken had to say regarding the visit to Arab countries: “I have just come from, a number of countries in the region, Turkey, Greece, Jordan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and I want to be able to share some of what I heard from those leaders with the president, as well as with the prime minister and the Cabinet later today.”

In Tel Aviv, Blinken made clear to the Israeli government that Palestinians must be allowed to return to their homes in Gaza “as soon as conditions allow” and must not be displaced from the strip.

A weird situation

An unexpected situation occurred during this visit when UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron accused Israel of violating international law in Gaza.

“If you’re asking, am I worried that Israel has taken action that might be in breach of international law because this particular premises has been bombed or whatever, yes, of course, I’m worried about that. And that’s why I consult the Foreign Office lawyers when giving this advice on arms exports.” Cameron answered to a question.

(It should be remembered that South Africa filed a lawsuit against Israel in the international criminal court on the accusations of genocide.)

Immediately after Cameron’s statement, Blinken said that accusations of genocide against Israel are baseless. However, he does not refrain from criticizing Israel.

“Israel must be — must stop taking steps that undercut Palestinians’ ability to govern themselves effectively. Extremist settler violence carried out with impunity, settlement expansion, demolition, evictions all make it harder, not easier, for Israel to achieve lasting peace and security.” He said

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