Golda Meir Prime Minister of Israel, 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 - 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."