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Sunday, March 15, 2015

good as gold(a)

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It's Women's History Month, so I thought I might talk about one of my personal heroines/role models: Golda Meir.

Born in Kiev, raised in Milwaukee, immigrated to Palestine.  She was a teacher, a Zionist, a kibbutznik, a fundraiser, a politician.  One of the founders of the State of Israel.  And one of its greatest Prime Ministers.

And yet, she was also the quintessential Jewish grandmother.  So smart, so wise.

Some quotes.

"We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative."

“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”

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