Scenes on poling day in Israel' s General Election were filmed in and around Jerusalem, November 3.
SV Election posters on hoarding.
SV INT..Polling stations, elderly Jew receives voting card.
CU Another voter at table.
SV Voter drops card in box.
CV Another voter with official.
MV Arab votes.
CV Another Arab votes.
SV Mr. and Mrs. Sharet arrive at polling station.
MV Sharet casts his vote.
MV Arab woman votes.
MV Golda Meir votes.
MV President Ben Zwi with officials at registration table.
CV Mrs. Ben Zwi.
CV Ben Zwi casting vote.
SV Mr. and Mrs. Zwi leave polling station.
SV Crowd around Rabbi Amram Blau.
MV Blau and his sons.
SV Crowd round Blau.
GV Crowd round Rabbi Blau near police van.
MV Blau with police.
MV Blau arrested.
SV Voters (Arabs) outside village polling station.
SV Voters outside Urban poling station.
GV Knesset building.
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Background: Scenes on poling day in Israel' s General Election were filmed in and around Jerusalem, November 3. The election resulted in a sweeping victory for Mr. David Ben Gurion's moderate socialist Mapai party - the party's fourth successive election victory.
The Mapai party hold over 38 per cent of the seats in the new parliament - more than have been held by any Israeli party previously and an increase of 6 per cent on the number of seats held by Mr. Ben Gurion's party in the last Parliament.
The extreme nationalist Heruth party maintained its position as second largest group in parliament, winning a third the number of seats won by the Mapai.
Among those filmed during the voting were Arabs in the village of Abu Gosh, near Jerusalem; Mr. Moshe Sharet, formerly Foreign Minister and Premier, with his wife; Mrs. Golda Meir, Foreign Minister in Mr. Ben Gurion's last Government; and President Ben Zwi with his wife. Rabbi Amram Blau, leader of an extreme orthodox sect who do not recognize the state and are therefore opposed to voting, was arrested after trying to prevent other people from voting. He was applauded by his followers when arrested. Mr. Ben Gurion voted at his home in the Negev.
In spite of an unseasonable heat wave, voting was expected to be high among the electorate of nearly 1 1/4 million, and early reports said that over 82 per cent of voters went to the polls in some areas. Voters chose form 24 lists of candidates.