MUST WATCH: Straight Talking Golda Meir


Yesterday was the 47th anniversary of Golda Meir becoming Israeli Prime Minister after Levi Eshkol’s sudden death in February 1969.

Here is an interview with her from 1970. Watching this, I can’t help thinking

  • What a woman
  • What a leader
  • I forgot she had such an “American” accent
  • The more things change, the more they stay the same

The whole thing is fascinating as Golda navigates through a hostile interview. There are many highlights but pay special attention at around 18:05, when the hostile interviewer admits something. As well as what Golda says from 19:00 about palestinians.

Scrap that. The ENTIRE thing is incredible.

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.