Obama says it is 'hard to be hopeful' amid Israel-Hamas war

Barack Obama opened up about the current affairs. He cited Russia's invasion of Ukraine, extreme weather events, escalating political polarization, and the deadly conflict in the Middle East following the murder of Israelis by Hamas and the subsequent Israeli response.

It emphasizes the dire situation, with thousands of civilian casualties and a significant displacement of people, pointing out the failure to achieve a lasting peace in the region. The turmoil has triggered widespread debate, generational divides, and an upsurge in anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim sentiments.

He explained even within the Obama Foundation, there's been a need to navigate through differing perspectives on the issue, focusing not on conflicting desired outcomes but on diverse views about the path to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

More information about the ongoing Gaza Conflict can be found here.

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