Monday, December 9, 2013

Commemorating the 35th anniversary of Prime Minister Golda Meir’s death

Following the sudden death of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol in February 1969, Golda Meir was chosen as the Prime Minister of Israel, thus becoming the world’s second woman to hold this position, receiving the vote of confidence from the Knesset.
Thousands paying tribute at the grave of former prime minister
 Golda Meir at the Mt. Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem.
December 1978 / Government press office
In tribute to Golda Meir, the Israel State Archives has prepared an online collection of audio visual recordings. Below you will find an interview conducted by correspondents from abroad with Golda Meir before the elections for the 7th Knesset. 

Golda was asked if Israel was drifting towards another war.  She replied, I believe not. It's not reasonable to think that Israel will launch an attack against Egypt in the near future. Had Nasser not called for war, the borders would still be peaceful. Hence, there is no intention from our side to start a war. 

To listen and see more Hebrew and Yiddish clips, such as Golda's journey to the United States, click here.


  1. Levi Eshkol died on February 26, 1969 (need to change the date.)

    1. Oops! You're right. Fixed it - and thanks.