Foreign Relations: Golda's Odyssey

After their three days of talks with Israeli Premier Golda Meir, Richard Nixon and his aides could only be impressed by her single-mindedness. She came to Washington to seek jets and arms, but not peace through compromise. Outwardly, the Premier is the archetypical, haimisheh (homey) Jewish grandma. In fact, as she amply demonstrated on her visit, Golda Meir is among the toughest, ablest and most zealous Zionists who ever lived. She repeatedly discounted all U.S.-Soviet efforts to find a solution to the dangerous Mideast crisis.

Even after leaving Washington for a cross-country...

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