Women's History Month: Golda Meir


March is Women’s History Month. The Reynolds Team and 97.1 WASH-FM are highlighting influential women in history….

In 1906, a small girl about 8 years old moved from Kiev, Russia to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But it wasn’t the United States of America that held her destiny. It was a country that was yet to be formed.

After marrying, Golda Meir moved to Tel Aviv, then in Palestine, and took part in the formation of Israel. She was the only woman appointed to the Provisional Government. After years of tireless work for the Jewish Nation, Golda Meir rose to become the Israeli Prime Minister in 1969, a post she proudly held for five years.

Her humbling sense of humor was part of her charm. Commenting in 1973, she said:“Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!”

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