It’s noteworthy that this photo of Secretary of State Clinton’s arrival was published on Instagram Tuesday before any other images hit the professional photo wires — another sign of social media enthusiasm in Israel during this conflict.
Speaking from Jerusalem, Secretary of State Clinton asserted the United States’ support for Israel’s mission while acknowledging the “[heart] break” of civilian deaths on both sides of Israel-Gaza border.
“There is no substitute for security and for a just and lasting peace,” she said. “I know today was a difficult day and I offer my deepest condolences to the loved ones of those who were lost and injured.”
She did not mention any plans for a cease-fire or truce.