Vitali Klitschko admitted that the film about Golda Meir’s leadership role during the Yom Kippur War reflects the current realities of the struggling Ukrainian state.
A public garden named after Golda Meir is to be opened in the summer of 2024. This was announced in Telegram by Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
He noted that this is a way to honor the prominent international figure. As you know, Golda Meir was born in Kyiv. She is one of the founders of the state of Israel.
Last year, the world celebrated Golda Meir’s 125th birthday. The Kyiv City Council launched a procedure to name one of the capital’s parks after her. According to Klitschko, the plot was previously allocated to the russian embassy. This land was returned to municipal ownership by the deputies in 2014. The status of the park was granted last year. The city will equip the park with the help of Ukrainian and international charitable foundations.
A film about Golda Meir’s leadership during the Yom Kippur War was released in Ukrainian cinemas yesterday. The film tells the story of the events that led to the question of the existence of the state of Israel. The film Golda was released worldwide last year. It was presented on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the prominent international figure.
After watching the film, Vitali Klitschko noted that he found many similar events, parallels with today’s events, when the Ukrainian state is also fighting for its existence in the war against the russian invaders.
Golda Meir and her significance in the history of Israel
Golda Meir was born in Kyiv to a Jewish family in 1898. Later, the family emigrated to the United States. Meir went to a public school in Milwaukee and then began working as a teacher. During and after World War II, she worked for the Jewish Agency.
She was a signatory to Israel’s Declaration of Independence in 1948. Meir was elected to the Knesset in 1949. She served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1956 to 1966. Meir became Prime Minister in 1969.
The outbreak of the Yom Kippur War in 1973 took Israel by surprise. The attack caused serious early losses to the army. It was during this period that she served in office until 1974.
Meir was called the founder of the state and described as the “iron lady” of Israeli politics. She was also accused of not preparing the country for the 1973 war. The vast majority of historians believe that Meir was more successful as the head of the Ministry of Labour and Housing than as the head of the Cabinet.
The prominent figure died in 1978 of lymphoma and was buried on Mount Herzl.
As a reminder, Maria Prymachenko’s paintings were “revived” in a Kyiv museum to the music of the DakhaBrakha band.