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Quotes from Golda Meir

Some people collect stamps or coins. I, from time to time, collect quotes–usually from spiritual leaders of the past, but occasionally I come across others that fascinate me. Here are some interesting ones–from Golda Meir. Golda Meir was one of the signatures on the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. She was the fourth prime minister of Israel from 1969-1974, and only the third woman in any nation of the world to hold such an office.


“Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!”

“We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.”

“Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.”

“Whether women are better than men I cannot say–but I can say they are certainly no worse.”

5 replies on “Quotes from Golda Meir”

Great!!! Another great one, “When the Arabs love their children more than they hate ours, there will be peace” and….” We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children, but we can’t forgive them for forcing us to kill theirs.”

Felicity, did you ever hear the stories of how Golda approached President Nixon in their White House meetings? They are hilarious!

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