Thanks. True then true today.
In answer to your question see as early as 1970. I would tryst the Haaretz only in earlier years on accuracy... not yiday when they don’t meet Nachum Barnea’s lynch test...
New Outlook. (1970). Israel: Hashkafah Hadashah., p.56
... recently , necessary but focussing our hopes Prime Minister Mrs. Golda Meir said : on peace, on the day we pray will “ We can forgive the Arabs for killing come...
In December, 1969, the 70-year-old grandmother became the fourth prime minister of Israel, inheriting from her predecessor a constituency demoralized by constant war and economic hardship. Throughout the early seventies, Golda attempted to achieve an end to hostilities in the Mideast through diplomatic negotiations. She met with Rumanian Premier Nicolai Ceausescu, American President Richard Nixon, and Pope Paul VI, and in 1973 welcomed West German Chancellor Willy Brandt to Israel. Meanwhile, she mediated between "hawks" and "doves" within the Israeli cabinet, and served as a rallying point for moderates who were firmly committed to the state of Israel but sought a reconciliation with their Arab neighbors.
She was not, however, to live to see Israel officially at peace with its Arab neighbors.
The Yom Kippur attack by Egypt on October 6, 1973, left this brave warrior utterly disconsolate. On April 10, 1974, she resigned as prime minister.
At the age of 75, Golda Meir had served her country for nearly half a century, and was ready to make way for younger patriots to assume the reins of power.
A highlight of the historic occasion of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's landing in Israel was the embrace between these two formidable old enemies. After a 12-year bout with leukemia, Golda, the beloved Jewish grandmother, died on December 8, 1978.
Golda Meir was a nonpareil among women rulers , for she rose to power not through hereditary privilege , nor powerful male connections , nor exploitation of sexual charms.
Almost 50 years of devoted service to the state of Israel had demonstrated her political acumen and diplomatic facility under extreme adversity.
As a wartime leader, she showed military determination, but also compassion for her adversaries.
Among her many memorable utterances was: "Someday, when peace comes, we may forgive the Arabs for having killed our sons, but it will be harder for us to forgive them for having forced us to kill their sons."