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Meir, Golda (1898–1978)

Golda Meir was the fourth prime minister of Israel and one of its founders, serving in various public and political positions from the pre-state era through the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Meir was born Golda Mabovitz in Kiev, Ukraine (part of the Soviet Union at the time); she immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 8. Influenced by her older sister's Zionist activities, Meir joined a Zionist youth movement and later became active in several other Zionist social circles. Meir immigrated to Palestine in 1921, joining Kibbutz Merhavia. After two years in the Kibbutz she left to Tel-Aviv and later to Jerusalem.

In 1924, Meir became an official of the Histadrut Trade Union. In 1928, she was elected secretary of the Women's ...

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