This week on History of Israel Explained – Golda Meir, Israel’s first female prime minister (though hopefully not the last) – the original Iron Lady and a figure whose legacy continues to divide Israelis. A feminist, a go getter, the creator of Israel’s welfare state and a fierce advocate for the newly independent African states of the 1960s. In many ways, she was Golden. Golda Meir has a complicated legacy. Her many successes were overshadowed by her actions in the Yom Kippur War. Revered by some, reviled by others, Israel’s first woman prime minister never forgave herself for her decisions in 1973. What do you think of Meir’s actions and legacy? Let us know in the comments below! Subscribe and check out more awesome UNPACKED videos! GET SOCIAL @ UNPACKED

———— Credits: GPO Israel/Pridan Mosher/Zolton Kluger University of Milwaukee – Picturing Golda Meir Yehuda Eisenstark Archives – courtesy of Israel State Archives Central Zionist Archives Executive Producers: – Shevi Peters – Adam Milstein Platinum Level: – Rachel & Jack ז”ל Gindi Family Foundation This series would not be possible without the generous support of: – The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation ———– #Israel #History #Zionism Golda Meir: Iron Lady of the Middle East