President Joe Biden’s highly controversial outing to Israel during a declared war between the world’s only Jewish State and a coalition of Hamas and other Islamist terror groups began with the aging Delaware politician repeating an already debunked lie that he met with former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, a national hero, prior to the Six-Day War.
As reported by Newsweek, Biden visited Israel as a Senator in 1973 and met with Meir, just before the Yom Kippur War, not the Six-Day War which took place in 1967, five years prior to his election. On social media, the serious disconnect did not go unnoticed.
“I remember the first time I was in Israel with Golda Meir. It was right before the Six-Day War,” Biden said.
Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) noted, “Joe Biden just said he was in Israel as a U.S. Senator right before the Six Day War. Another PROVABLE lie by our president. Joe, you became a Senator in 1973, and the Six Day War was in 1967. Why lie?”
Joe Biden just said he was in Israel as a U.S. Senator right before the Six Day War.
Another PROVABLE lie by our president.
Joe, you became a Senator in 1973, and the Six Day War was in 1967. Why lie?
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) October 18, 2023
Biden has been repeating this particular fabrication since 2021 when Newsweek initially debunked it, writing, “During the Six Day War, which took place between June 5 and 10, 1967, Biden then aged 25, was in his second year of law school at Syracuse University and hadn’t yet launched his political career.”
In 21′ he told the slightly extended version saying, “During the Six Day War…she invited me to come over because I was going to be the liaison between she and the Egyptians about the Suez,” he failed to specify what “liaison” role he was to hold.
He claimed that he sat “in front of her desk” as Meir flipped through a “bevy of maps,” adding “it was so depressing…about what happened. She gave me every detail.”
The disdain for the obvious fabrication wasn’t confined to the U.S. either with Australian MP for New South Wales John Ruddick sharing footage of the moment to X with the caption, “Joe Biden just said: “I remember the first time I was in Israel. I met with Golda Meir just before the Six Day War … she said ‘would you like a photograph?” The Six Day War was 1967 …when Joe Biden was 25 and at college.”
The move is particularly tone-deaf from a foreign policy standpoint given Israel’s current war footing and Meir’s place in the Israeli consciousness as a legendary and much beloved wartime leader akin to Winston Churchill in the UK.
Israeli publication Haaretz wrote on what would’ve been Meir’s 117th birthday, “Meir was one of a kind – a dogged, imitable, no-nonsense grandmotherly titan of Jewish history.”
Meir historically set the terms of Israeli engagement with Palestinian Arabs for decades to come when she reportedly said,
“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”
This is almost as bad as going to Selma, Alabama, and claiming you were a civil rights activist… oh wait.