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Audio: Legendary Israeli Heroine Geula Cohen Tells Her Story

Geula Cohen talks about her escape from British prison, the founding of the State of Israel, and her proudest Knesset moment.
3/6/2014, 8:00 PM

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What was it like to be a part of the founding of the State of Israel?

Geula Cohen is an Israeli icon, a figure larger than life. Now 88 years old, she shares stories of her work in the Jewish underground as a radio announcer prior to the founding of the state, and her incarceration and escape from a British women's prison in Bethlehem. With strong emotion, she tells of the moment of the declaration of the State of Israel. She also discusses her two decades as a member of Israel's Knesset where she used her influence for the good of the Nation of Israel and the Land of Israel.

Tune in to get a taste of the passion and dedication of one of the true heroines of modern Israeli history. Listen to discover which Knesset bills Geula Cohen is most proud of putting into law.

This show is not to be missed!

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Radio broadcast from 1948. Photo courtesy Geula Cohen / public domain.

Geula Cohen at a rally in 2012. Photo: Hezki Ezra, Arutz Sheva.

Geula Cohen, 2011. Photo: Flash90.

Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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