Golda Meir(1898 -1978), Israeli politician who helped found (1948) the State of Israel and later served as its fourth prime minister (1969–74). She was the first woman to hold the post.
Born in Kiev, she emigrated to the United States as a child with her family in 1906, and was educated there, becoming a teacher.
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”.
Myer was often portrayed as the
“strong-willed, straight-talking, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people.”
Photo Attribution© (Photographer Unstated), Golda Meir, (Photo Cropped / Date Unstated)
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