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 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:    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.

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

Many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? … Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.

Many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? … Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.

“Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil!”   - Golda Meir......great sense of humor...hahaha

“Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil!” - Golda Meir......great sense of humor...hahaha

Golda Meir. When Israel was experiencing an epidemic of violent rapes and someone at a cabinet meeting suggested women be put under curfew until the rapists were caught, Meir shot back, “Men are committing the rapes. Let them be put under curfew.”

Golda Meir. When Israel was experiencing an epidemic of violent rapes and someone at a cabinet meeting suggested women be put under curfew until the rapists were caught, Meir shot back, “Men are committing the rapes. Let them be put under curfew.”

Golda Meir, past prime minister of Israel. When the Israeli Parliament  suggested a curfew for women following a rise in the incidence of rape, Prime Minister Meir sharply retorted that because it was men who were doing the raping, the curfew should be for men!

Golda Meir, past prime minister of Israel. When the Israeli Parliament suggested a curfew for women following a rise in the incidence of rape, Prime Minister Meir sharply retorted that because it was men who were doing the raping, the curfew should be for men!

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