Golda Meir, Israel"s leader by Marie Syrkin

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Published by Putman"s Sons in New York .

Written in English

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Pagination366 p. ;
Number of Pages366
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In many ways, her story reflects the story of Israel itself. Avner, born in Manchester, England, arrived in Palestine in as a dedicated year-old Zionist, on the eve of the birth of the Jewish state.

He eventually entered Israel’s foreign service and served as speechwriter, secretary, and advisor to four Israeli Prime Ministers — Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, and Menachem by: 1.

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Klagsbrun sets out to portray Golda—warts and all—and to try to understand her role in the establishment. Klagsbrun’s extended discussion of Meir’s leadership before, during, and after the Yom Kippur War is one of the most valuable parts of her book, enabling readers to make informed judgments about that war and assess Meir’s ultimate place in Israeli history.

The book makes a convincing case that there was no pre-war “peace option. It was toward the end of “Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel,” Francine Klagsbrun’s magisterial new biography of Israel’s fourth prime minister (Schocken Books, pages, $40), that it dawned on me that the Yom Kippur War constituted not only the darkest hour in Meir’s career, but also the finest.

Golda Meir defied gender stereotypes yet eschewed feminism, according to Pnina Lahav, author of the forthcoming book “Golda Meir: Through the Gender Lens.” Photo via Flickr Golda Meir, the first and only, to date, woman prime minister of Israel, had a complex relationship with her role as a female leader in a man’s world.

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Golda Meir was the fourth prime minister of Israel, as well as a beloved and fearless leader of the Jewish people, and the Jewish State. Born in Kiev, Russia (now Ukraine) inGolda had seven siblings, five of whom died in childhood.

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Golda Meir was a world figure unlike any other. In her book, “My Life,” former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir wrote about an international conference during which she walked towards a delegation of Arab leaders. One book in particular has garnered critical acclaim: Francine Klagsbrun’s seminal new biography, Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel.

This page volume is distinguished by the inclusion of materials from recently declassified American, British and Israeli documents as well as by interviews with Meir’s close associates and both. Meir’s coffee was more than the average morning pick-me-up. According to her biographer, Elinor Burkett, “drinking coffee in Golda’s kitchen [remained] an Israeli political institution.

She was a major builder of modern Israel whose influence on that country, on Israel-American relations and on Jewish history was evident primarily from to The author who served as spokesman for Golda Meir in weaves a gripping story of one of the builders and leaders of the State of Israel. An evenhanded new biography of one the larger-than-life Israeli her entire year public career, Golda Meir () was dedicated to the cause of Zionism and creation of the state of Israel, from joining the socialist Workers of Zion movement in high school in Milwaukee into becoming the fourth prime minister of Israel.

Elected to the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in she was briefly her country’s first ambassador to Moscow, holding Israel’s first-ever passport. She was minister of labour from and foreign minister from until By then she had Hebraicised her married name to Golda Meir.

Israeli prime minister, Zionist leader, and political leader Golda Meir served as Israel's foreign minister from to and became its fourth prime minister in By the end of her life, she had become a hero as one of the first women to head a nation in the modern era.

Golda Meir, Israel’s Prime Minister at the time of the Black Panther struggle. Rabbi Meir Kahane was an Israeli-American orthodox rabbi and ultra-nationalist politician whose party, Kach, was banned from the Knesset for being racist and anti-democratic.

He supported restricting democracy to Israel’s Jewish citizens, enforcing Jewish. Golda Meir was known as a stubborn and authoritative leader, and apparently the only explanation for her acquiescence in the lack of preparedness that her questions exposed (particularly the.

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award/Everett Family Foundation Book of the Year, this is the definitive biography of the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel. Born in tsarist Russia in Golda Meir immigrated to America in and.

Lioness; Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel, by Francine Klagsbrun, is surely the definitive work on Golda Meir, one of the founders of the modern nation of Israel.

The body of the book, not including notes, is almost pages, so it is not something you expect to read in a few sittings/5. Joe Biden had his first meeting with an Israeli leader, Golda Meir, on the eve of the Yom Kippur war, right after meeting with officials in Cairo.

During the then junior senator’s meeting with Meir, Biden suggested that Israel make a unilateral withdrawal from settlements for peace, criticizing the settlement policies of the Labor Party, and. Golda Meir biography takes top honor in National Jewish Book Awards Francine Klagsbrun’s page work on the late Israeli prime minister named Book of the Year for By JTA.

Golda Meir, Israeli politician and stateswoman who helped found () the State of Israel and later served as its fourth prime minister (–74).

She was the first woman to hold the post. Meir previously served as foreign minister (–66). Learn more about Meir’s life and career. The following exchange will focus on her new book, Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel (Schoken, ).

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The book is described as a commemorative volume, the 10th in a series dedicated to the memory of past Israeli presidents and prime ministers. This is a problematic formula: The great leaders of the nation, the overblown title attached to them, along with the Knesset speakers, even though their jobs are often too big for them, are the heroes of.

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Golda Meir was born Goldie Mabovitch in Kiev, Ukraine on May 3,the daughter of Moshe and Bluma Mabovitch. Her autobiography tells of.

Both Meir and Thatcher were noted for their toughness in a male-dominated world, and admiration and respect for the late Israeli leader, who died inlingers to this day.

Golda Meir was known as a stubborn and authoritative leader, and apparently the only explanation for her acquiescence in the lack of preparedness that her questions exposed (particularly the lack of an early warning margin that would enable mobilizing the reserves) was her expectation that spies Israel had recruited deep within the Egyptian.Among modern leaders, none played for higher stakes than a Jewish grandmother named Golda Meir.

She helped coordinate Jerusalem’s defense during Israel’s war of independence inserved as foreign minister during the Suez War, and informally advised.

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