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Golda Meir


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

Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. Israel's first and the world's third woman to hold such an office, she was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics ... more »

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  • ''...I'm a slave to this leaf in a diary that lists what I must do, what I must say, every half hour.''
    Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli Prime Minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 103 (April 1973).
  • ''... from Russia I didn't bring out a single happy memory, only sad, tragic ones. The nightmare of pogroms, the brutality of Cossacks charging young Socialists, fear, shrieks of terror ...''
    Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli prime minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 76 (April 1973).
  • How can I explain the difference to me between America and Russia?... the America I've known is a place where men on horseback escort union marchers, the Russia I've known is a place where men on hors...
    Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli prime minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, pp. 76, 100 (April 1973). Meir, born in Kiev, had lived...
  • America is a great country. It has many shortcomings, many social inequalities, and it's tragic that the problem of the blacks wasn't solved fifty or even a hundred years ago, but it's still a great c...
    Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli prime minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 100 (April 1973). Meir was speaking to Oriana Fallac...
  • ''You mean those nuts that burn their bras and walk around all disheveled and hate men? They're crazy. Crazy.''
    Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli Prime Minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 100 (April 1973).
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