Lady Thatcher was the first British prime minister to visit the State of Israel.
“You mentioned Golda Meir. Of course, in a way, I follow in her footsteps. I knew her. I greatly admired her. I greatly admired her as a war leader. I greatly admired her tremendous courage. I greatly admired her as a pioneer. I greatly admired her as a human being, warm, thoughtful, kind, for all her fellow citizens and for human kind in the world as a whole.”
Archives de la Fondation Thatcher. Allocution de Mme Thatcher à l’occasion d’un dîner offert par le Premier Ministre israélien Shimon Peres à Jérusalem, le 25 mai 1986.