Golda Meir had already retired from public life when she was elected to serve as prime minister of Israel. Thrust into the role at a critical time in her nation's history, she strove to balance many conflicting issues: Arab-Israeli hostilities, U.S. support, and the desire to maintain the upper hand in the Middle East. This program presents a multifaceted portrait of Golda Meir drawn by those who were close to her personally and politically. Her private secretary, former cabinet members, Henry Kissinger, friends and those critical of her decisions-especially concerning the Yom Kippur War-reflect on Meir as an individual and as a world leader.
Israel Under Attack (1:04) -- Return From Retirement (1:54) -- Ambassador to Moscow (2:03) -- Minister of Labor (1:59) -- Meir's Personality (1:43) -- Meir's Style (3:13) -- Approach as Prime Minister (2:04) -- Foreign Policy (1:59) -- Russian Emigration and Arab Jews (2:46) -- Relationship with Egypt (2:03) -- Confidence in Israel (1:46) -- American Policy Toward Israel (1:54) -- Before Yom Kippur War (2:00) -- Cellist (1:58) -- Warning of Attack (3:18) -- Reassuring Egypt (2:04) -- Hours Before Attack (2:15) -- Attack and American Response (2:43) -- Meir's Strength (1:48) -- Ceasefire of October 23 (2:01) -- Meir's Critics (1:45) -- Impact of Yom Kippur War (1:58) -- Personal Anger at Meir (2:34) -- Peace with Egypt (1:21) -- Meir's Life and Death (3:36) -- Credits: Golda (0:55)
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