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  • Sharansky Named Golda Meir Fellow

    Natan Sharansky (who has changed the spelling of his last name from Shcharansky) was one of 35 scientists and scholars from throughout the world and Israel recently named Golda Meir Fellows at the Hebrew University. Sharansky received the fellowship award at the recent third annual Golda Meir Fellowship Awards Assembly. Speaking on behalf of all… More ▸

  • Meir’s Denver Home Faces Demolition

    The former home of Golda Meir has lost the latest — and perhaps last — round in its six-year battle for survival. The City’s Building Department Board of Appeals voted unanimously January 15 to demolish the house unless a savior appears within 30 days. The Board concluded that the house presents a public health hazard… More ▸

  • Golda Meir Square Dedicated in Chile

    In a formal ceremony in the city of Vina del Mar, a central plaza was dedicated as Golda Meir Square, the World Jewish Congress reported here. According to the Latin American branch of the WJC, the mayor of the city, Eugenia Garrido, and Israel’s Ambassador David Ephrati unveiled a plaque giving the name of Golda… More ▸

  • Bronze Sculpture of Golda Meir Unveiled in New York’s Garment Center

    Several hundred public officials, Israeli dignitaries, civic and religious leaders joined in dedication ceremonies here of Golda Meir Square in the heart of the garment center with the unveiling of a twice life size bronze sculpture of the former Israeli Premier. The ceremonies, under the auspices of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York… More ▸

  • Arabs Protest Airing of U.S. Tv Series ‘golda’ on French Tv

    The Arab League representative in Paris, Mohammed Yazid, has formally complained to the French Foreign Ministry against the scheduled airing by French television of the American TV series, “Golda,” which portrays the life of Israel’s late Premier Golda Meir. Yazid, in a written note, said that broadcasting this program is tantamount to “glorifying Israel and… More ▸

  • A Street Named for Golda Meir

    — A street in Porto Alegre, the capital of Brazil’s southern province of Rio Grande do Sul, has been named “Rua Golda Meir” in commemoration of the second anniversary of the death of the former Israeli Premier. Porto Alegre has 15,000 Jews, the third largest Jewish community in Brazil. Other Brazilian cities have Jewish street… More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir Was Close to Suicide at Early Stages of the Yom Kippur War

    The late Premier Golda Meir was close to suicide during the early stages of the Yom Kippur War, according to a longtime political ally. Veteran Mapam leader Yaacov Hazan told a memorial meeting for Mrs. Meir in Tel Aviv last night that she had revealed to him, close to her death one year ago, that… More ▸

  • Golda Meir Memorial-square

    The plaza between 39th and 40th Streets on Broadway in midtown Manhattan was officially declared today by Mayor Edward Koch as Golda Meir Memorial Square. The announcement was made during a ceremony attended by the late Israeli Premier’s family members, including Clara Stein, Mrs. Meir’s sister, Israeli and American officials, Jewish and non-Jewish-communal leaders and… More ▸

  • Golda Kukier Dead at 73

    Golda Kukier, a veteran leader of the Bund, has died here at the age of 73. Born in Poland, she was active in the Buenos Aires Jewish community and represented the Bund in the cultural department of the Asociacion Mutual Argentina (AMIA) a 35,000-member Ashkenazi group, the largest Jewish organization in the country. In 1964,… More ▸