David Cameron: Israelis are making a decision to act

Cameron had the opportunity to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

by Sead Dedovic
David Cameron: Israelis are making a decision to act
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Since Iran attacked Israel, there's increasing talk about Israel's response. Many anticipate it happening soon, fearing the potential consequences. While retaliation from Israel is expected, some key figures in the country are deliberating over the next steps. Judging from statements by David Cameron, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs, Israel could react. 

In a discussion with Israeli President Isaac Herzog, he analyzed the situation and sought to understand the Israeli president's stance. His hope is that even if Israel retaliates, the repercussions will be minimal. The greatest fear for both Cameron and other key political figures is that this conflict could escalate and lead to massive repercussions, not only in the Middle East but beyond.

“It’s right to have made our views clear about what should happen next, but it’s clear the Israelis are making a decision to act. We hope they do so in a way that does as little to escalate this as possible.”-Cameron said, as quoted by GUARDIAN!

Isaac Herzog
Isaac Herzog© Justin Tallis-WPA Pool/Getty Images News

Cameron had the opportunity to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Despite often facing criticism, especially regarding the operation in Rafah, Netanyahu still maintains strong relations with allies and hopes to continue this in the future. Cameron is pleased with this collaboration. The Israeli prime minister thanked his friends for their support from day one. While aware that allied countries have the right to their opinions and values their views, Netanyahu believes that Israelis are primarily responsible for decision-making and are ready to do whatever it takes to protect themselves.

Cameron is aware of the potential consequences if Israel were to retaliate forcefully. While they partially support Israel's response, they hope it won't involve extreme measures, emphasizing that Israel achieved victory by successfully defending against Iranian attacks. He also highlighted the importance for Israelis to focus on hostages in Palestine and strive for their quick release. The situation in Palestine is far from optimistic.

David Cameron on the decisions of the British government to send weapons to Israel

David Cameron spoke about the actions of the British government nearly a week ago, confirming they will continue to send weapons to Israel. There was significant pressure on the British government, emphasizing that Israel violates basic human rights in Gaza. Cameron, during his visit to Washington, confirmed that he reviewed the latest advice regarding the situation in Gaza, after which they realized they would not change their stance regarding export licenses. He emphasized his concerns about humanitarian access in Gaza.

Although Joe Biden, the US President, is frustrated with Netanyahu's actions, emphasizing that Israel violates certain rules in this war, the US will continue to supply Israel with weapons. He condemned the operation in Rafah and emphasized the need to protect civilians primarily. Since the beginning of the war, the situation has been chaotic, and the numbers being discussed are truly catastrophic. Namely, Israelis killed 33,360 Palestinians as of October last year.

Benjamin Netanyahu respects allies but is ready to send a response to the Iranians

The Israeli Prime Minister has decided to speak about the details of the meeting with the British and German foreign ministers. As we've already mentioned, Netanyahu is happy to have such allies and is optimistic about the future of this country. Israelis do not intend to silently watch what is happening; they are ready to respond fiercely. It is still unknown when and what kind of response will follow, but looking at the moves of Israeli leaders throughout history, there is a good chance that the Israeli response could come soon. Israelis want to show their teeth and prove to everyone that they have a prepared response to any attack.

“I have just come from meeting with the British and German foreign ministers,” Netanyahu said!

“I thank our friends for their support in defense of Israel and I say this — support in both words and deeds. They also have all kinds of suggestions and advice, which I appreciate; however, I would also like to clarify — we will make our decisions ourselves. The state of Israel will do whatever is necessary to defend itself.”

Iranian leaders have also confirmed that they will send a response if Israelis decide to attack them. Their intentions were primarily to react to Israel's attack on their embassy in Damascus. Iranians consider these moves by the Israeli government unacceptable, as their actions are far from positive.

We will see what the future holds and in which direction this conflict will go. The biggest fear is that other countries will get involved, creating even greater chaos and disorder in the world. That is the last thing any of us would like to see.

Benjamin Netanyahu