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Golda Meir, 1943

Golda Meir was the fourth Prime Minister of the State of Israel from 1969 to 1974. (She was the world's third female Prime Minister.)

She was born in Kiev (May 3, 1898), grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and with her husband made aliyah (moved to Israel) in 1921. Ms Meir played many roles in the creation of the State of Israel. She died in Jerusalem, December 8, 1978.

Grave of Golda Meir

Golda Meir's grave

In Hebrew, her name is spelled גּוֹלְדָּה מֵאִיר.

Famous quotes (unsourced):
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We can forgive you for killing our sons. But we will never forgive you for making us kill yours.
-- To Anwar Saddat just before peace talks.

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Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us 40 years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil!
-- Golda Meir

Ms Meir served many different roles, including being Israel's first Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Minister of Foreign Affairs, a Member of the Knesset and Prime Minister.

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