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Golda Meir Takes Leave from Cabinet; Served 17 Years As Minister

January 10, 1966
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Israel’s caretaker Cabinet today held its last session, which was featured by a warm leave-taking of Foreign Minister Golda Meir. She announced two weeks ago that she is retiring from her post. Her retirement is believed to be due to her health.

In saying farewell to the members of the Cabinet, Mrs. Meir thanked the members of the Government, noting that she had first joined the Israeli Cabinet — as Minister of Labor — 17 years ago. Minister of the Interior Mo she Shapiro, one of the two Ministers in the body senior to Mrs. Meir in point of permanent service, lauded her contributions to the State on behalf of his colleagues. He said she was the “archtype of the Yiddishe Mama; always worried about the State.”

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