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Golda Meir
Actress Tovah Feldshuh takes her opening night curtain call bow on 10/15/03 in the Broadway play "Golda's Balcony" written by William Gibson about Israel's former Prime Minister Golda Meir. (UPI/EZIO PETERSEN)

Golda Meir (Hebrew: גּוֹלְדָּה מֵאִיר‎‎ or ;, earlier Golda Meyerson, born Golda Mabovitch (Голда Мабович); May 3, 1898 – December 8, 1978) was a teacher, kibbutznik and politician who became the fourth Prime Minister of the State of Israel.

Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. Israel's first and the world's third woman to hold such an office, she was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics years before the epithet became associated with British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Former prime minister David Ben-Gurion used to call Meir "the best man in the government"; she was often portrayed as the "strong-willed, straight-talking, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people."

In 1974, after the conclusion of the Yom Kippur War, Meir resigned as prime minister. She died in 1978.

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