WASHINGTON (VINnews) — President Joe Biden, who is notorious for stretching the truth, claimed that he was involved in negotiations between Israel and Egypt during the Six Day War.
The problem is, Biden was still attending law school at the time. True, Biden has been in Washington for a really long time. But not that long.
At the White House Chanukah party this past week, Biden claimed that he was invited to Israel during the war by former Prime Minister Golda Meir — but the timing doesn’t quite pan out.
Biden went further, claiming that he served as liaison between Israel and Egypt.
Biden says he went to Israel during the Six Day War to act as a liaison. He’s lying. That never happened. Totally normal. pic.twitter.com/rqLysviI4U
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) December 2, 2021
“I have known every — every prime minister well since Golda Meir, including Golda Meir,” Biden said. “And during the Six-Day War, I had an opportunity to — she invited me to come over because I was going to be the liaison between she and the Egyptians about the Suez.
“And I sat in front of her desk,” he continued. “And she had a guy — her staff member — to my right. His name was Rabin. And she kept flipping those maps up and down. She had that bevy of maps — sort of kept it — and it was — it was so depressing what she was — about what happened. She gave me every detail.”
The historical conundrum is the fact that the Six-Day War took place in June 1967. At the time, Biden was a student at the Syracuse University Law School and did not graduate until 1968. He was not elected to the Senate until 1972. Additionally, Meir was not elected Prime Minister of Israel until March 17, 1969.
Assuming his claim had any basis in reality, the president may have been referring to a meeting he had with Ms. Meir prior to the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Although it’s still not clear what he meant by “liaison.”