Golda Meir:  Israel's first and the world's third woman to hold such an office, she was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics years before the epithet became associated with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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Golda Meir: Israel's first and the world's third woman to hold such an office, she was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics years before the epithet became associated with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Golda Meir (1898-1978). Signer of the Declaration of Independence of Israel, 1948. Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.S.R., 1948-1949. Minister of Labor of Israel, 1949-1956. Foreign Minister of Israel, 1956-1969. 4th Prime Minister of Isreal, 1969-1974. Leader of the Labor Party, 1969-1974. Born Golda Mabovitz. Known as Golda Meyerson (after her husband, Morris Meyerson), until 1956, when she adopted a Hebrew name.

Golda Meir (1898-1978). Signer of the Declaration of Independence of Israel, 1948. Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.S.R., 1948-1949. Minister of Labor of Israel, 1949-1956. Foreign Minister of Israel, 1956-1969. 4th Prime Minister of Isreal, 1969-1974. Leader of the Labor Party, 1969-1974. Born Golda Mabovitz. Known as Golda Meyerson (after her husband, Morris Meyerson), until 1956, when she adopted a Hebrew name.

1904: Golda Meir first known portrait in Pinsk, Russia.....you can see the spark in her eyes even at this very young age.

1904: Golda Meir first known portrait in Pinsk, Russia.....you can see the spark in her eyes even at this very young age.

Defense Minister, Golda Meir,Declaration of Independence of Israel, 14th May 1948

Defense Minister, Golda Meir,Declaration of Independence of Israel, 14th May 1948

Golda Meir  The first female prime minister of Israel, the third woman in the world to hold such a position.

Golda Meir The first female prime minister of Israel, the third woman in the world to hold such a position.

Golda Meir - Israel - 1969: Meir was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik and politician who became the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Israel's first and the world's third woman to hold such an office, she was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics years before the epithet became associated with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion used to call Meir "the best man in the government." #womens #history #powerful #jewish #women

Golda Meir - Israel - 1969: Meir was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik and politician who became the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Israel's first and the world's third woman to hold such an office, she was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics years before the epithet became associated with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion used to call Meir "the best man in the government." #womens #history #powerful #jewish #women

Another pic from the Israel in LA archives! Here's Prime Minister Golda Meir mingling with a Hollywood star in 1969.  www.israella.org

Another pic from the Israel in LA archives! Here's Prime Minister Golda Meir mingling with a Hollywood star in 1969. www.israella.org

Golda Meir:    The fourth Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir spoke of the tension between her kibbutznik past and her role in Yom Kippur War. This quote was taken from book "As Good as Golda," wherein Meir spoke of the responsibility Jewish people had, not to the state of Israel, but to those who came before and did not survive the Holocaust.

Golda Meir: The fourth Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir spoke of the tension between her kibbutznik past and her role in Yom Kippur War. This quote was taken from book "As Good as Golda," wherein Meir spoke of the responsibility Jewish people had, not to the state of Israel, but to those who came before and did not survive the Holocaust.

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