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 Golda Meir

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Golda Meir

  • Birth 3 May 1898 Kiev, City of Kiev, Ukraine
  • Death 8 Dec 1978 Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
  • Burial Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
  • Memorial ID 2747

Prime Minister of Israel. She was born in Kiev but her family emigrate to the United States in 1906. In 1921, she and her husband moved to Palestine, and Meir began a career devoted to service to her people. In 1946 she became head of the political department of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem, which helped to organize the migration of Jews to Palestine. Later, she was elected to Israel's first parliament, and served as Israeli Foreign Minister, Minister of Labor and Ambassador to Moscow. She began large scale housing and road building programs, and supported a policy of unrestricted immigration. In 1956 she became foreign minister of Israel and held the post until 1965. As one of the few women to hold so high an office, Golda Meir became a famous international figure. In 1969, Meir became the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. As prime minister she encouraged the emigration of thousands of Soviet Jews to Israel, and strengthened relations with the United States. In 1974. She resigned her seat in the Knesset and retired into private life.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2747
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Golda Meir (3 May 1898–8 Dec 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2747, citing Mount Herzl National Cemetery, Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel ; Maintained by Find A Grave .