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Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974.

On May 17, 1969, Golda Meir became the first female Prime Minister of the State of Israel at age 70, a monumental event marked as part of Women’s History Month.

Meir, who served as Israel’s fourth prime minister from 1969 to 1974, was the fourth woman in history to lead a national government, and the first to hold a passport of the newborn State of Israel.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.