• Short Summary

    With the recent resignation of Premier David Ben Gurion over the "Lavon" affair, there has been a mounting crisis in Israel over the formulating of a new Government.

  • Description

    With the recent resignation of Premier David Ben Gurion over the "Lavon" affair, there has been a mounting crisis in Israel over the formulating of a new Government.

    Each day, President Ben-Zvi has held meetings in the Knesset to debate the situation. Finally, Feb 10, the Mapai Secretariat unanimously decided that Mr Ben-Gurion was their party's only candidate as head of the new Government. They recommended to the President that he should form a new cabinet on the lines of the outgoing coalition. This meeting took place at the President's home.

    This move led to some controversy and Feb 13 some 300 students marched with banners through Jerusalem protesting against the dismissal of Mr Lavon as Histadrut Secretary-General, and against entrusting Mr Ben Gurion with the task of forming another Government.

    Mr Pinhas Lavon was cleared last December by the Israeli Cabinet for an attempt to discredit U.A.R. President Nasser by having bombs placed in the Cairo Embassies of Britain and the United States when he was Defence Minister. He has since resigned as Secretary-General of the Israeli Labour Federation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9QFGKCQIGRC62BUUC5QY50LQU
    Media URN:
    VLVA9QFGKCQIGRC62BUUC5QY50LQU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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