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  • Memorial Service for Golda Meir

    The late Israeli Premier Golda Meir was remembered here yesterday as a woman who left the United States to become a leader of the Jewish people and a creative force for the entire world. This was how Mrs. Meir, who died Dec. 8 at the age of 80, was described by Allen Pollack, chairman of… More ▸

  • Mrs. King Memorializes Golda

    Mrs. Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., today called the late Golda Meir one of the “most effective leaders” in the cause for human rights. Speaking at a memorial service for the former Israeli Premier sponsored by several groups, including the Jewish Community Center, the Israeli… More ▸

  • Golda is Laid to Rest; Tens of Thousands Pay Their Last Respects

    Golda Meir’s last wish was that no eulogies be said at her funeral. Indeed, no eulogies were said on this cold, rainy Tuesday in Jerusalem, but the sight of the tens of thousands who came to pay their last respects to Golda Meir, said more than a thousand words. Seeking shelter from the rain under… More ▸

  • Kissinger: if Not for Golda Israel Would Not Have Overcome

    “If it had not been for Golda, Israel would not have come out of the Yom Kippur War the way she did. If it had not been for Golda, you would not have overcome.” Those words were spoken by Henry Kissinger today, shortly after he attended Golda Meir’s funeral. He spoke to Israeli reporters in… More ▸

  • Thousands of Mourners from Israel and Abroad File by Meir’s Coffin

    Thousands of mourners filed by the coffin of former Premier Golda Meir today. Her body will lie in state in the forecourt of the Knesset building until six tomorrow morning. Memorial services will be held in the Knesset chamber and the funeral procession will then proceed to Mr. Herzl where Mrs. Meir will be buried… More ▸

  • 41-member U.S. Delegation to Meir’s Funeral is Led by Lillian Carter

    The United States will be represented at Golda Meir’s funeral tomorrow by an official delegation of 41 men and women led by President Carter’s mother, Mrs. Lillian Carter, as his personal representative. The delegation members were recommended by the State Department in consultation with the White House, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was authoritatively informed. Most… More ▸

  • The Wit and Wisdom of Golda

    Golda Meir was not only an astute political leader but also a person who could make a telling political point by way of epigrams. She was also known for her rapier wit and repartee. What follows is a brief selection: “If only political leaders would allow themselves to feel, as well as to think, the… More ▸

  • A Portrait of Golda

    The National Portrait Gallery has broken its own rules to put a portrait of Gold Meir on view “for an appropriate period of time.” The Gallery customarily does not hang portraits until 10 years after the death of the subject.” During a visit to the United States in 1975, Mrs. Meir sat for a painting… More ▸

  • Jewish Leaders, Israel Officials in U.S., Pay Tribute to Mrs. Meir

    American Jewish leaders and Israeli officials in the United States mourned the death of former Israeli Premier Golda Meir this weekend. Memorial prayers for her were said in synagogues throughout the U. S. At the United Jewish Appeal’s national conference, some 2500 persons at the gala 40th anniversary banquet at the New York Hilton last… More ▸