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Golda Meir carried poison pills with her at all times for use in case she was kidnapped by terrorists, Clara Stern of Bridgeport, Conn., the late Israeli Premier’s youngest sister, revealed Sunday in an interview on radio station WEVD. Mrs. Stern said her sister knew she could not tolerate torture and pain and was concerned that if she was kidnapped and tortured she would have revealed secrets and would have said something she should not have revealed or said. In order to avoid this, Mrs. Meir kept the poison pills at her disposal which she could swallow and end her life instantly, Mrs. Stern said. (By Yitzhak Rabi).

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