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Jerome Mark's wrote, "On June 22 1982, Joe Biden was a Senator from Delaware and confronted then Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin during his Senate Foreign Relations committee testimony, threatening to cut off aid to Israel. Begin forcefully responded,....(1
#Biden #Israel
“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. 2) #Begin #Jews #ProudPeople #Survivors
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.” 3)
#Israel #paid #fought #died
As media reports that the United States Government continues to pressure Israel, the reality is that America must respect the will of the Israeli public, whom overwhelmingly re-elected a Netanyahu government. 4)
#Israel #Netanyahu #willofthepeople #democraticallyelected
As a senior Israeli elected official noted, “Settlement building will be one of the basic guidelines of the next government & just as I don’t interfere in America if they build in Florida or California, they don’t need to interfere in building in #Judea or #Samaria.” (5
Senator Biden reportedly banged the table with his fist, and Begin retorted, “This desk is designed for writing, not for fists. Don’t threaten us with slashing aid. 6) #Biden #Disrespect #Begin
Do you think that because the US lends us money it is entitled to impose on us what we must do? We are grateful for the assistance we have received, but we are not to be threatened. I am a proud Jew. 7)
#ProudJewishPeople #Israel #Begin #IAmAProudJew
Three thousand years of culture are behind me, and you will not frighten me with threats. Take note: we do not want a single soldier of yours to die for us.” 8) #Israel #Begin #Indigenous #EretzYisroel
After the meeting, Sen. Moynihan approached Begin and praised him for his cutting reply. To which Begin answered with thanks, defining his stand against threats. 9) #SenatorMoynihan #ProIsrael #Zionism
Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the leader of the Revisionist movement, which both Begin & Netanyahu emanate from noted in 1940 that, “We hold that Zionism is moral and just. 10)
#ZionismIsMoralAndJust
#ZeevJabotinsky #Israel #Zionism
And since it is moral and just, justice must be done, no matter whether Joseph or Simon or Ivan or Achmed agree with it or not.”
World leaders would be apt to remember these words and times." 11)
#Israel #Moral #Just #SelfDetermination #Zionism
@threadreaderapp please unroll this tweet about a famous exchange between Senator Joe Biden and then, Prime Minister of Israel Menachim Begin over aid to Israel. Aid which has always benefited America in countless ways #JoeBiden #MenachimBegin #Zionism #Israel #SelfDetermination
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