Golda Meir

Golda Meir went from being a schoolteacher in Wisconsin to the first female Prime Minister of Israel. Before Israel's independence, she was a key member of the Jewish leadership who negotiated the release of Holocaust orphans from British detention camps, held secret negotiations with Jordan's King Abdullah and raised $50 million to buy weapons for the Israeli army.

The Hope

A new series hosted by Gordon Robertson tells the story of the creation of the State of Israel, and examines a time period from early Jewish settlers of the 19th century to the Israeli declaration of statehood in 1948.

  • First broadcast: May 9, 2016, Himlen TV7
  • Episode number: 5
  • Duration: 25 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Swedish