President Joe Biden shared a story on Wednesday about the time he met with Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in the days leading up to the Six-Day War in 1967. That story was a lie.
Biden told the press in Tel Aviv, “You know, I’ve often said…I remember the first time that I was in Israel with Golda Meir…just before the Six-Day War.”
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. pic.twitter.com/2AqdR85PtB
— John Ruddick MLC (@JohnRuddick2) October 18, 2023
He said Meir told him he looked worried and recalled telling her that was because he was worried, in light of the events that were barreling down on Israel at that time.
Biden said Meir told him not to worry, that “We Jews have a secret weapon in our fight. We have no place else to go.”
Now, Americans are worried, because the President of the United States is spinning tall tales about his past — again.
AGAIN… LIAR…Biden Claims He Met With Israeli PM Golda Meir During Six Day War, But History Begs To Differ
— deborah green (@NewaiGreen) December 3, 2021
CNN and Fox News have both called out the President for sharing the same story back in
The problem with his story lies in the details. Biden became a senator in 1973. Meir became prime minister in 1969.
In June of 1967, when the Six-Day War occurred, Biden was still a student at Syracuse University College of Law.
Biden’s repeated recollection of this meeting that didn’t happen has become fodder for his critics to once again chew him up and spit him out, citing concerns that he is past his prime and not fit for the presidency. Are they wrong?
WATCH: Biden Tells Outright LIE During Israel Trip, Gets Fact-Checked Immediately
He said he was in Israel with Gold Meir just before the 6 day war. Byron Donalds fact checked him. Joe Biden became a Senator in 1973 and the 6 Day War was in 1967.
This is Dementia yes, but…
— Joyreaper (@joyreaper) October 19, 2023
Rep. Byron Donalds took to X — the platform formerly known as Twitter — to share his concerns:
“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
CNN shared Biden did visit Israel roughly five weeks prior to the Yom Kippur War began in
Oct. 1973. But the critics aren’t receiving that explanation as anything more than an excuse for why an aging man who is allegedly not competent enough to recount his own time in service is still serving at all.
Biden just revisited a story which he used to tell frequently about Golda Meir that was filled with inaccuracies. He seems to have cleaned up some of the most glaring falsehoods, but he should have let this sleeping dog lie. pic.twitter.com/LxtdC5J7aS
— David Asman (@DavidAsmanfox) October 10, 2023
When Biden originally told this story back in Dec. 2021, he implied a sense of self-importance, acting as though he served as some kind of negotiator or middleman between Egypt and Israel, per CNN. The outlet also shared there was “no evidence that Meir had any intention of using him as any sort of ‘liaison’.”
-The Six Day War took place in '67. Biden wasn't elected to the Senate until '72.
-Golda Meir was not the prime minister of Israel in '67
-Biden's first visit to Israel as a senator took place in '73.
-Biden was not a "liaison" between Israel and Egypt.https://t.co/pcFCzFxvvK
— LawEnforcementToday (@LawEnforceToday) December 6, 2021
CNN also reported Gideon Yarden, an Israeli official, took notes during that meeting. He described Biden in a way that highlighted “his age and diplomatic ‘experience,’” — making note of said experience in quotation marks, suggesting sarcasm.
Biden continues to show his support for Israel’s right to defend itself against Hamas’ terror.