Late Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir (AP/Charles Bennett, File)


Learn about Zionist leader Golda Meir, the Iron Lady of the Middle East.

Meet Golda Meir, Israel’s first female prime minister, the original Iron Lady and a figure whose legacy continues to inspire Israelis.

A feminist, a go-getter, the creator of Israel’s welfare state and a fierce advocate for the newly independent African states of the 1960s.

Golda Meir has a complex legacy. Her many successes were overshadowed by her actions in the Yom Kippur War.

Learn about another iconic Israeli leader.