Golda Meir

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Through showing intellectually competency, religious attitudes, and commitment to justice, Golda Meir is a profound example of an Ignatian leader. Over the course of her lifetime, Meir was able to promote her intelligence, her beliefs, and her just ideals in order to create a better society for those around her.

Golda Meir, who lived from May 3, 1898 to December 3,1978, was most famously known for being a Zionist Labor leader. She served as a foreign minister in Israel from 1956 to 1966. Later in 1969, she became the fourth prime minister in Israel to lead her people. Meir’s parents were Moshe and Bluma Mabovitch who raised her as their daughter in Kiev, Ukraine. As a young adult, she taught in local schools and was consistently
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We will establish there again our sovereignty. We will work with our hands, create everything in that country. We will live at peace with our neighbors and at peace with the entire world. My friends, at least part of that dream has come true.”

During the war, Golda Meir, as well as the children she had, fought for the culture by Jews into Palestine. Fully aware of the danger she that she and her family faced as a well-established member of Jewish government, her friends pleaded that she would go into hiding, but she refused since she cared about her people so greatly. She treated people of her culture with the love that a mother shows her children, and she wanted the best in the long term for everyone. "Taken as a whole, the inner struggles and the despairs of the mother who goes to work are without parallel in human experience. There are some mothers who work only when they are forced to. But there is a type of woman who cannot remain at home for other reasons. She cannot divorce herself from the larger social life. And for such a woman, there is no rest” (Meir).

When the end of the war was finally reached, the Jews who had survived the Holocaust were trapped in camps for displaced persons, and the people called the Yishuv were determined to provide for them a homeland. Once she had returned to Palestine, Meir disguised herself as an Arab woman and managed to sneak across the enemy line into what was known then as Trans-Jordan so


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