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Golda Meir (born May 3, 1898 – December 8, 1978) was an Israeli stateswoman, politician, teacher, and kibbutznik who served as the fourth Prime Minister of Israel.

Born in Kiev, she emigrated to the United States as a child with her family in 1906, and was educated there, becoming a teacher. After getting married, she and her husband emigrated to then Palestine in 1921, settling on a kibbutz. Meir was elected prime minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister.

The world's fourth and Israel's first and only woman to hold the office of Prime Minister, she has been described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics.

Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion used to call Meir "the best man in the government"; she was often portrayed as the "strong-willed, straight-talking, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people."

Meir resigned as prime minister in 1974, the year following the Yom Kippur War.

Picture: Golda sitting with David Elazar ("Dado") IDF Chief of Staff during the 1973 Yom Kippur war

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Jacob Walanjatil 07:02 25.04.2023
Golda Meir,the bulldozer of Israel.
Anthony Bowker 22:33 24.04.2023
Awesome , I love modern day Jewish history . I am sure she is as dearly beloved as Margaret Thatcher was in the UK .
Peter 21:39 24.04.2023
Spielberg did her proud in his movie MUNICH.
Peter 21:38 24.04.2023
She was phenomenal. Talk about women of power.
joel b 19:52 24.04.2023
Thru to Nixon and he ordered A Full ReArming of the IDF at night..
joel b 19:51 24.04.2023
Yes and no, she made a big booboo not mobilize ing The Country for war because of Yom Kippur. And it Cost them alot of life's, than she Almost took poison pills with Dudu, thank Gd she finally got