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April 16, 2015 4:48 pm

Biden to Attend Israeli Independence Day Event at Embassy; First Such Visit in Seven Years

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US Vice President Joe Biden will attend the main event in celebration of Israel’s 67th Independence Day at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC on April 23rd, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer announced on Thursday.

The visit will be the first time in the past seven years that the Vice President of the United States will be participating in the annual event at the Embassy.

In light of the recent tensions in the relationship between Israel and the United States, Israel’s NRG website noted that Biden’s attendance carries extra significance, particularly in light of allegations that Ambassador Dermer played a role in heightening tensions.

When Prime Minister Netanyahu was invited to address Congress last month and address Iran’s nuclear program, officials in Washington attacked Dermer, blaming him for the invitation and for failing to give the White House ample notice. Officials have also claimed that if Netanyahu were to replace Dermer as ambassador to the United States, it would help heal relations.

But, the ambassador seemed pleased with the fact that the Vice President would be attending the event. On his Facebook page he said he was “honored to host Vice President Biden at Israel’s Independence Day event in Washington, DC.”

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  • E Pluribus Wombat

    Oh my god their fumbling stupid efforts to desperately cling to Jewish donors after Hillary declared her candidacy are pathetic. American Jewish democrats are whipped dogs grateful for any handout they can get.

  • HaroldT

    So his licking up to Jews in preparation for his presidential bid.

  • Joe Biden is a mistake waiting to happen. Only liberal Jews are still in love with the demonic Democratic Party. It took this drop out seven years to attend, and you all are still in love with him…Shame on you all.

  • brian ellman

    this is an obvious attempt to placate the Jewish vote—78% of Jewish vote was Democratic–maybe they are trying to resuscitate this for Hillary

  • Jeffery Saddlemire

    Just another good story teller, with self satisfaction intent, don’t put any trust in this being. Suzy has it right!

  • sara rifka

    i wonder how many americans are ‘fools’ or ‘ fool hardy’……BIDEN, who cares for this man….even if his wooden footsteps touch israeli soil his imprint will not remain…..

    israel is not included in America and it seems american jews have to be magnified even more as to where they ‘stand’…..

    there are no democrats to fit into the next profile of president and i am not sure if many of the population in america stands for anything other than their arrogant selves…….

    silly fools…….all of us…..if we live in north america then even that is questionable…….

    • I am a registered democrat that will most likely vote for a Republican next go around. I’m voting for who I believe has Israels interest at heart. Unfortunately, Dems are fools but it doesn’t mean a Rep. won’t win.

  • DocReality


  • judorebbe

    I suspect Biden is doing Team Obama’s “dirty work” of trying to placate the lucrative pool of Jewish donors, while the rest of the Team is attempting to lay the groundwork for Israel’s demise … for the sake of Middle East peace, of course.

  • Golum

    It’s funny…I agree with everyone here…..Biden’s doing obama’s bidding because that’s his job unless he quits…he also has plans to run if possible and wants the Jewish vote…
    I just wanna have a Democrat break with obama and just admit that he’s been a schmuck about Israel…

    PS: Ephraim I know it’s easy to misspell on here but OUZI for UZI is quite Freudian…Ouzi sounds awfully close to Ouzo which would mean obama should bring a bottle of Greek schnaps to the Embassy which of course he should!!!

  • Franklin Delano Paskutnik

    Biden is Obama’s yes-man and has obviously been sent to bolster the Jewish vote for the Democrats in next year’s general election.Jews and friends of Israel please don’t be fooled – the Imam-in-Chief in the White House hates Jews and Israel and will do everything in his power to undermine it’s security at the expense of allowing Iran to get a nuclear weapon(which the Ayatollah will immediately use to “wipe Israel off the face of the map”).Americans wake up!Instruct your Congressional representatives to stop the Muslim-partisan in the Oval Office before he causes more grief and mischief.


    The only way this lackey can redeem himself
    is if he and the other BHO RUNNING DOGS
    were to have US bombers disarm Iran
    by blowing up every G.D. CENTRIFUGE,
    and then every H & H missile, period!


  • Larry

    Too much STUPID politics! There is a right and a wrong—there is also something called Common Sense!

  • No entity in the world will force a solution on Israel.
    They forced or were complicit to the Final solution in WWII with the Holocaust and the extermination of over 6 million Jewish people, men women and children.

    Where were the worlds nations outcry, threats and objection when millions of Jewish people were being exterminated, men women and children? They were silent.

    Where was the world nations when the Arab countries expelled over a million Jewish people from their countries who lived there for over 2,000 years, the Arabs confiscated their assets, business, homes and Real estate 5 times the size of Israel, valued in the trillions of dollars?

    Where is the world nations today? Why do they ignore when thousands are slaughtered by Muslims throughout the world.

    Today and since 1948. Israel is being threatened with annihilation and when Israel defends itself from destruction, suicide bombers, thousands of missiles, violence, etc, by the Arabs, every country has something to say, threaten Israel and meddle in its business.

    This is the time when nations of the world must mind their own business and stay out of Israel’s internal affairs. Only then there will be a possibility of peace.

    YJ Draiman
    Iran the destabilizing factor in the Middle East and beyond..

  • RiverKing

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  • suzy

    hmmm, Is this a Biden for President bid?

    • yussie

      Now thats an interesting angle and could very well be the case.

  • yussi

    He didnt attend Bibi s speech so he should NOT be invited!!. He is still acting as a loyal soldier to Obama as the president seeks to sway the jewish leadership to back his Iran disaster. DISINVITE him!! Don t be fooled..(and this coming from one who has always admired Biden for many yrs)

  • Steve Loeb

    Biden was a Zionist long before he was a soldier for Obama as VP and post Obama, Biden will still be the Zionist he’s always been. Looks like he’s making his break from his “good soldier” duties his VP position demanded. He sees that Hillary is much more vulnerable then it most thought

    • yussi

      Perhaps,but he is still acting as a loyal soldier to the president as of now.So,dont be fooled

      • Jeffery Saddlemire

        Yes yussi, you are correct.

    • DocReality

      Zionist? Are you some sort of delusional J-Street-lover? Hit the road.

  • Walter

    It is wonderful that Joe Biden will attend. It is too bad that our president could not see fit to attend.

    • Ephraim

      I don’t think so. If Obama attended, he might bring an ouzi and use it.

      • Ness Pessah

        Let’s all wise up .baroukh HACHEM lets pray that this is a SIGN FOR PEACE among our two nations. AM ISRAEL CHAI. GOD BLESS AMERICA

      • June Grant

        Nonsense! Obama is a peaceable man. But his attending would offend his many friends in Muslim organizations and countries.