In a news conference held in Tel Aviv, President Joe Biden recounted a story on Wednesday about meeting Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir just before the Six-Day War in 1967. However, there’s just one problem — the entire story is a complete fabrication considering the Six-Day War took place long before Biden became a senator in 1972.
Biden lies again, this time on his Israel trip….
Biden Makes Up Story About Meeting With Israeli PM Prior to Six-Day War in '67https://t.co/kjiPWYa49C
— Jack Farmer (@JFarmer8762) October 19, 2023
Golda Meir became the prime minister of Israel in 1969. GOP Rep. Byron Donalds pointed out the inconsistency in Biden’s statement on social media, highlighting that the president claimed to be in Israel as a U.S. Senator just before the Six-Day War.
This assertion contradicts historical facts since the war occurred in 1967, and Biden was a law student at Syracuse University during that time. CNN reported that Biden actually visited Israel about five weeks before the Yom Kippur War, which began in October 1973, not the Six-Day War.
Furthermore, in December 2021, when Biden previously told this story, he seemed to inflate the importance of his visit by suggesting that he acted as a “liaison” between Israel and Egypt. However, there isn’t any evidence to support this claim, and it contradicts reports from that time.
Notes taken during the meeting by an Israeli official, Gideon Yarden, describe Biden as appreciative of Meir but lacking real diplomatic experience. In fact, the use of quotation marks around “experience” in Yarden’s notes suggests a degree of sarcasm regarding his abilities.
The President’s statement has ignited discussions regarding historical accuracy and the need for fact-checking in public discourse. It serves as a reminder of the importance of verifying information before making public claims, especially when discussing historical events.
Biden’s repeated willingness to blatantly lie to the public is worrisome, however the silver lining is that he’s inadvertently turning more voters against him for the upcoming 2024 Presidential Election.