• Short Summary

    ARABS AND ISRAELIS VOTED YESTERDAY TO ELECT EXECUTIVES FOR THE HISTRADUT, THE ISRAELI TRADE UNION MOVEMENT.

  • Description

    ARABS AND ISRAELIS VOTED YESTERDAY TO ELECT EXECUTIVES FOR THE HISTRADUT, THE ISRAELI TRADE UNION MOVEMENT.

    THE ELECTION IS REGARDED AS A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR NEXT MONTH'S GENERAL ELECTION TO THE KNESSET (ISRAELI PARLIAMENT).

    ELEVEN POLITICAL PARTIES ARE CONTESTING, BUT IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE LABOUR ALIGNMENT -- A UNITED FRONT OF ALL THE MAJOR LABOUR PARTIES -- WILL GAIN A DECISIVE VICTORY. THE ALIGNMENT IS HEADED BY ISRAEL'S PRIME MINISTER MRS GOLDA MEIR.

    IN THE HISTRADUT'S OUTGOING COUNCIL, THE ALIGNMENT HELD A MAJORITY OF 76 PER CENT.

    THE LAST HISTRADUT POLL WAS FOUR YEARS AGO. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT ARABS IN TERRITORY OCCUPIED BY THE ISRAELIS AFTER THE 1967 JUNE WAR HAVE BEEN ABLE TO VOTE.

    ABOUT A THIRD OF THEM WENT TO THE POLLS, TO PLACE THEIR VOTING CHITS -- EACH PRINTED WITH A HEBREW CHARACTER REPRESENTING ONE PARTY -- INTO THE BALLOT BOX. IT WAS REPORTED, HOWEVER, THAT SEVEN OUT OF EIGHT ARABS FROM EAST JERUSALEM WHO WERE TO HAVE STOOD AS ALIGNMENT CANDIDATES IN THE ELECTIONS HAD WITHDRAWN. THEY SAID THEY HAD BEEN THREATENED WITH REPRISALS IF THEY STOOD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA62SZEVN5CJ17HUC6XFKXLNLR7
    Media URN:
    VLVA62SZEVN5CJ17HUC6XFKXLNLR7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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