Raised in America before emigrating to Israel, Golda Meir was the country’s first and only female prime minister, and one of only two women to sign its declaration of independence. A study in contrasts, she was tough on terrorism but also a key player in securing the release of 200,000 Jews from the Soviet Union in the 1970s, sparking a wave of Russian emigration to Israel. Her legacy is viewed differently at home and abroad. Her tenure coincided with several major threats to Israelis—most infamously the “Black September” attack on the Olympic team in Munich. Join David Makovsky for this episode, which features interviews with Meir biographer Francine Klagsbrun and author of Rise and Kill First Ronen Bergman, to discuss Israel’s reaction and response to the attack.
SPONSORED: Decision Points Podcast – Golda Meir and the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre
Sep 2, 2020
12 am EST
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