Born Golda Mabowitz on May 3, 1898 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Golda Meir was a Zionist advocate, an Israeli politician who was amongst the founders of the State of Israel. She later served as the State’s fourth prime minister – Israel’s first and the world’s third woman to have served in this post.
Here is a collection of Golda snapshots through the years:
Golda Meir is sworn in as the Prime Minister of Israel, 1969.
Children greeting Golda Meir on her arrival at Philadelphia Airport, 1969.
Golda Meir appears on NBC TV’s “Meet the Press” in Washington, 1969.
Golda Meir and President Nixon during their farewell meeting at the White House in Washington, 1969.
Golda Meir embracing one of the students at her old school, 4th Street Elementary during her visit to Milwaukee, 1969.
Golda Meir addressing members of Druze community and guests during the Nebi Shueib festival in Hittim, 1969.
Golda Meir flanked by Deputy PM Yigal Allon and the Chief of Protocol approaching the terminal at Lod Airport, 1970.
Chief Rabbi Moshe Rosen carrying a Torah leading Golda Meir into the Chorale Synagogue in Bucharest, Romania, 1972.
Pope Paul VI Receiving Golda Meir at The Vatican in Rome, 1973.
“We hate war. We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown, and when strawberries bloom in Israel.” – Golda Meir
May her memory be a blessing
Photos: Government Press Office