An incredible admission by Vice President Joe Biden has been revealed: He told Jewish leaders that should the American Jewish community be in danger, it has only Israel to rely on – and not America.
Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg reveals in the April issue of The Atlantic how at a Rosh Hashana event in Biden’s home last fall, the vice president told Jewish leaders and Jewish officials in President Barack Obama’s administration how he met former Prime Minister Golda Meir when he was a young Senator.
“I’ll never forget talking to her in her office with her assistant – a guy named (Yitzchak) Rabin – about the Six-Day War,” he recalled. “The end of the meeting, we get up and walk out, the doors are open, and…the press is taking photos. …She looked straight ahead and said, ‘Senator, don’t look so sad…Don’t worry. We Jews have a secret weapon.'”
Biden states he asked Meir what the weapon was, noting “I thought she was going to tell me something about a nuclear program” – an ironic comment given the US’s recent declassification of documents revealing Israel’s nuclear program in a breach of understandings with the Jewish state.
But according to Biden, “she looked straight ahead and she said, ‘We have no place else to go.'” Addressing his guests at
Rosh Hashana, Biden paused for effect and repeated, “we have no place else to go.”
“Folks, there is no place else to go, and you understand that in your bones,” Biden said. “You understand in your bones that no matter how hospitable, no matter how consequential, no matter how engaged, no matter how deeply involved you are in the United States…there’s only one guarantee.”
“There is really only one absolute guarantee, and that’s the state of Israel,” he stated.