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Portrait of Golda Meier, 1973

Meir, Golda 1898- 1978

Portrait of Golda Meier, 1973

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Editor's note: Because of the unique provenance of this document, it should be treated as unauthenticated and interpreted skeptically. Readers are strongly encouraged to read the associated essay by Or Rabinowitz.