Has Israel ever had a female prime minister?

Meir was elected prime minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as labour minister and foreign minister. The world’s fourth and Israel’s only woman to hold the office of prime minister, and the first in any country in the Middle East, she has been described as the “Iron Lady” of Israeli politics.

Who was the last female prime minister of Israel?

Golda Meir is the only woman to serve as the Prime Minister of Israel. She was chosen for the job just before the 1969 elections following the death of Levi Eshkol, and ended her job in 1974. Until 1974, Meir was also the only woman to serve as a member of any cabinet.

How many prime ministers has Israel had?

Prime ministers of Israel (1948–present) Thirteen people have served as prime minister of Israel, five of whom have served on two non-consecutive occasions. Additionally, one person, Yigal Allon, has served solely as an interim prime minister.

Why did Golda Meir change her name?

Foreign Minister Golda Myerson changed her last name to Meir today, in keeping with the established practice that foreign service personnel Hebraize their names. The meaning of the new name in Hebrew is “light up.” The Foreign Minister has not yet decided on the official rendition of the name into Roman letters.

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Who was the first female prime minister?

On 21 July 1960, following a landslide victory for the Freedom Party, Bandaranaike was sworn in as the first female prime minister in the world, as well as Minister of Defence and External Affairs.

Who is the current PM of Israel?

Who is in charge Israel?

President of Israel

President of the State of Israel נשיא מדינת ישראל‎
Incumbent Isaac Herzog since 7 July 2021
Style His Excellency
Residence Beit HaNassi
Appointer Knesset
Travel to Israel