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  • Mrs. Meir: Murder for the Sake of Murder

    “It was murder for the sake of murder.” This was how Premier Golda Meir described the carnage in Kiryat Shemona. “The people who committed this latest crime have done it out of a mere desire to murder and not of any lofty ideas of liberation,” she declared as she reported the tragic events to the… More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir Submits Formal Resignation

    Premier Golda Meir issued her formal resignation today in a speech to the Knesset. Earlier she returned her mandate to President Ephraim Katzir during a half-hour audience at the Presidential residence. Addressing a hushed Knesset meeting which had just received a report on the terrorist carnage in Kiryat Shemona, Mrs. Meir stated: “Since the recent… More ▸

  • Kissinger Hints Mrs. Meir’s Move May Slow Down Disengagement Talks

    Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger hinted that the resignation of Israeli Premier Golda Meir might slow down the disengagement talks between Israel and Syria. Other knowledgeable sources here also noted that Mrs. Meir’s move clouded the prospects of U.S. efforts to secure a speedy disengagement accord. These feelings were expressed even as a Syrian… More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir Announces Her Resignation; Says ‘my Decision is Irrevocable’

    Premier Golda Meir announced tonight she was resigning in a decision marking the failure of her Labor Party to end factional differences on the issue of whether Defense Minister Moshe Dayan should resign. Her resignation, plunging the nation into a new political crisis, will become official when she presents her letter of resignation to President… More ▸

  • Mrs, Meir, Eban Wish, the Kissingers a Mazel Tov

    Premier Golda Meir has invited Mrs, Henry Kissiger, the former Nancy Maginnes, to visit Israel with her husband the next time the Secretary of State comes here. The invitation was included in a cable of congratulations Mrs. Meir sent to the Kissingers on their wedding over the weekend. Foreign Minister Abba Eban also cabled congratulations… More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir Pessimistic About Disengagement Talks with Syria

    Premier Golda Meir said today that the U.S. government “was acting energetically” on the alleged Egyptian violation of the disengagement agreement but did not specify what kind of action it was taking, She was referring to Egypt’s reported introduction of additional artillery into the limited forces zone east of the Suez Canal a week ago…. More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir Urged to Remain in Office, Form Minority Gov’t.

    Premier Golda Meir was urged by her Labor Party tonight to remain in office and to establish the minority coalition government that the party had agreed to support a week ago. Resolutions to that effect were to be conveyed to Mrs. Meir later tonight by Labor Party Secretary General Aharon Yadlin. The resolutions were adopted… More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir Postpones Her Final Decision for Another 24 Hours

    The Israel Radio, quoting “a senior source” said tonight that Premier Golda Meir has informed President Ephraim Katzir that she will announce tomorrow her final decision on forming a new government. According to the radio report, which was phrased in vague language, Mrs. Meir would announce her decision at a meeting of the Labor Party… More ▸

  • Premier Meir Unable to Form Government; Due to Return Mandate to Katzir

    After weeks of exhausting effort, Premier Golda Meir told her Labor Party today that she would return her mandate to President Ephraim Katzir because she could not form a government to her satisfaction. Labor’s top leadership had met all day in the Knesset to decide on a new Cabinet slate following a decision by the… More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir :israel is Determined to Seek Fate of Still Missing Pows

    Premier Golda Meir announced on television tonight that out of 80 Israeli soldiers missing on the Syrian front, 65 were named as prisoners of war on the list that U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger brought from Damascus today. She said 62 of the POWs are Israeli soldiers and three are “Arab citizens” of… More ▸