Was Joe Biden a Liasion Between Israel and Egypt During the Six-Day War?
A viral tweet accuses President Joe Biden of lying about having served as a liaison between Israel and Egypt during the Six-Day War in June 1967.
Biden’s comment came during a menorah lighting in celebration of Hanukkah last Wednesday, where the president said: “I have known every—every prime minister well since Golda Meir, including Golda Meir. 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 so on and so forth.”
The Six-Day War was fought between Israel and a coalition of Arab states, including Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, and took place from June 5 to June 10, 1967. At that time, Biden was still a student at Syracuse University College of Law, from which he graduated in 1968. While a member of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, during the conflict, Golda Meir would not become prime minister until 1969, serving in that role until 1974.