Biden Makes Major Mistake In Israel

André Gustavo Stumpf from Brasília, Brasil, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Wednesday President Biden started off his Israel trip with a big gaffe. Biden arrived in Tel Aviv where he was set to meet with Israeli leaders following the recent escalation in the conflict against Hamas, a Palestinian militant group.

The president was expected to discuss the Hamas attack by sea, land and air against Israel on Oct. 7. In retaliation following the attack Israel launched their heaviest airstrikes against Gaza to date. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also announced that his country was now “at war” and stopped the provision of electricity, food and other supplies to Gaza. The attacks on Gaza have led to 2,800 people in Gaza losing their lives.

Biden has expressed his full support for Israel and has argued that the country had the right to defend itself after the terrorist attack which resulted in 1,400 Israelis losing their lives while dozens of others have been taken hostage.

Biden in his opening remarks spoke about his first visit to Israel when he had met former Prime Minister Golda Meir in 1973. However, he mistakenly claimed their meeting had occurred before the Six-Day War.

The Six-Day War was fought in 1967 between Israel and a number of other countries in the region. Biden did not become a United States Senator until 1972, which was half a decade after the end of the war. Biden’s original visit to Israel had come before the Yom Kippur War.

Many on social media were quick to criticize Biden for the mistake, arguing that it was another sign of his mental capacity declining as he aged.

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