Clinton said, “We marvel that such a bastion of liberty exists in a region so plagued by intolerance. We see the vigorous, even raucous debate in Israeli politics and feel right at home. And of course, some of us remember a woman, Golda Meir, leading Israel’s government decades ago and wonder what’s taking us so long here in America.”
The former first lady, senator, and secretary of state then laughed to herself.
Meir was prime minister of Israel from 1969-1974.