On this day in history, June 22, 1982: Joe Biden learned that Israeli PM Menachem Begin was “not a Jew with trembling knees”.
Then Delaware Senator Joe Biden threatened to cut off aid to Israel if it continued to build in Judea and Samaria. This was PM Begin’s legendary response:
“Don’t threaten us with cutting off your aid. It will not work. I am not a Jew with trembling knees. I am a proud Jew with 3,700 years of civilized history. Nobody came to our aid when we were dying in the gas chambers and ovens. Nobody came to our aid when we were striving to create our country. We paid for it. We fought for it. We died for it. We will stand by our principles. We will defend them. And, when necessary, we will die for them again, with or without your aid.”
~ The Zionist Edge
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