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Golda Leaves Pm’s Residence, Her Official Home for Five Years

Former Premier Golda Meir quietly left her Jerusalem official residence today — after close to five years as Prime Minister.

She left the Premier’s residence escorted by her sister, Clara Stern of Bridgeport, Conn. The two ladies went to Golda’s modest Tel Aviv apartment, next door to her son Menahem’s apartment. A truck carried the last of Golda’s belongings from the Jerusalem apartment. Most were moved last week.

There was no special ceremony. The former P.M. met with the Premier’s office staff and with the household staff last Wednesday. She spent the last hours in the Jerusalem residence packing, with her daughter, Sarah Rehavi, son-in-law, Zechariyah and her sister helping her. She left behind most of the furniture and the gifts she had received as Prime Minister.

The official residence is now being painted and readied for its new occupants. Premier Yitzhak Rabin and family.

There will be no JTA Daily News Bulletin on Thursday July 4th, because of Independence Day.