The "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics who was often portrayed as the "strong-willed, straight-talking, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people."
Golda Meir (1898-1978) Signed Israeli First Day Cover, "Golda Meir", 6 x 4, April 29, 1957, by the Russia born, America raised, who with her husband moved from the United States to a kibbutz in Palestine in 1921. Actively involved in the negotiations for Israeli independence, she became Minister of Labor (1949-1956), Foreign Minister (1956-1965), and - coming out of retirement - Israel's fourth Prime Minister (1969-1974). She led Israel through difficult times, including the 1972 Munich Olympics and the Yom Kippur War of 1973. In fine condition.