LIONESS: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel
Monday, October 23, 1:30 p.m.
Francine Klagsbrun’s new biography reconsiders Golda, an iron-willed leader of Israel’s founding generation, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became Israel’s fourth prime minister, and one of the most notable women of our time. A passionate socialist Zionist, she moved to Palestine in 1921 and her political career took off quickly with the help of David Ben-Gurion. Golda brought fiery oratory and shrewd deal-making to the cause of Zionism. As Prime Minister, Golda negotiated arms deals with Richard Nixon, agonized over understanding Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and had dozens of clandestine meetings with Jordan's King Hussein. But her career ended in tragedy when Israel was unprepared for Egypt’s and Syria's surprise attack on Yom Kippur in 1973.
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