Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is making waves by becoming the first Republican presidential hopeful to visit Israel since the recent Hamas attacks. He's planning meetings with abducted civilians' families, Israeli Defense soldiers, and government officials, emphasizing the importance of understanding the situation on the ground. Christie's strong support for Israel and Ukraine has become central to his campaign, highlighting his commitment to foreign policy matters.
During a recent town hall, Christie spoke passionately about his trip, stating, "Tomorrow night, I'm leaving to go to Israel because I want to see it for myself." In an era where leadership requires the willingness to witness situations firsthand, he added, "If you really want to lead, you need to go over and show the people of Israel that one person running for president of the United States cares enough to get on an airplane."
This move didn't go unnoticed. The Israeli foreign ministry reached out to Christie, acknowledging and appreciating his vocal support and the stand he's taken in favor of Israel.
Christie has been a vocal advocate for supporting the State of Israel in its times of crisis. Shortly after the surprise Hamas attack in early October, he tweeted, "We must do whatever it takes to support the State of Israel in its time of grave danger, and we must end the scourge of Iran-backed terrorism."