Golda Meir Quotes (58 quotes)
As quoted in: Newsday, 11 February 1988
As quoted in: Midstream; a monthly Jewish review, Volume 25 (1979), p. 58
“When peace comes, we will perhaps in time be able to forgive the Arabs for killing our sons, but it will be harder for us to forgive them for having forced us to kill their sons.”
Press conference in London (1969), as quoted in A Land of Our Own : An Oral Autobiography (1973) edited by Marie Syrkin, p. 242
“We can forgive you for killing our sons. But we will never forgive you for making us kill yours.”
to Anwar Saddat just before the peace talks.
To a political rival. As reported in: "Senate Documents, Volumes 1-2" (Government Printing Office, 1976), p. 20
“Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!”
At a dinner honoring West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, as reported in The New York Times (10 June 1973)
“Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that.”
As quoted in Newsweek (23 October 1972)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGolda Meir
Born: May 3, 1898
Died: December 8, 1978 (aged 80)
Bio: Golda Meir was a teacher, kibbutznik and politician who became the fourth Prime Minister of Israel.
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