• Short Summary

    ISRAEL GOES TO THE POLLS NEXT WEDNESDAY. THE ELECTION IS CONSIDERED TO BE A VITAL?

  • Description

    ISRAEL GOES TO THE POLLS NEXT WEDNESDAY. THE ELECTION IS CONSIDERED TO BE A VITAL ONE FOR THE 18-YEAR-OLD STATE. ISRAELI MINISTERS HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERN LEST THE ELECTIONS FAIL TO PRODUCE A DECISIVE RESULT.

    ISRAEL IS AT PRESENT RULED BY A COALITION OF THE MAPAI PARTY AND THE NATIONAL RELIGIOUS PARTY. THE MAPAI - OF WHOM MRS GOLDA MEIR IS ONE OF THE BEST-KNOWN MEMBERS - IS THE MOST POWERFUL POLITICAL GROUP IN THE COUNTRY. IT AIMS AT THE INGATHERING OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND HAS A FOREIGN POLICY WHICH SUPPORTS PRINCIPLES OF MUTUAL CO-OPERATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THE PARTY WHICH JOINED THEM IN THE COALITION - THE NATIONAL RELIGIOUS PARTY - BASES ITS THOUGHT ON THE PRINCIPLES OF RELIGIOUS ZIONISM. THIS MEANS THE PARTY BELIEVES IN PROMOTING THE ETHICAL AND SOCIAL VALUES OF JUDAISM IN THE STATE.

    SECOND ONLY TO THE MAPAI IN STRENGTH IS THE RIGHT-WING GAHAL PARTY. A PROMINENT MEMBER IS MR SAMUEL TAMIR. THIS PARTY IS STRONGLY IN OPPOSITION TO THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT AND CALLS FOR MORE PRIVATE INITIATIVE IN THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF THE STATE.

    THE PARTY THAT IS ATTRACTING MOST COMMENT IN ISRAEL IS THE RAFI PARTY. UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER, MR BEN GURION, THIS GROUP BROKE AWAY FROM THE MAPAI PARTY. IT IS THE FIRST TIME THE PARTY IS CONTESTING AN ELECTION.

    A NUMBER OF SMALLER GROUPS ARE EXPECTED TO GAIN SOME OF THE VOTES - BUT THEIR OVERALL EFFECT IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE GREAT. IN A RECENT STATEMENT IN TEL AVIV THE LEADER OF THE MAPAI PARTY, MR ABBA EBAN TOLD NEWSMEN HE BELIEVED HIS PARTY WOULD WIN AGAIN - DESPITE THE BREAKAWAY OF MR BEN GURION'S RAFI PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAYX423CR6468FLQ3T43H70ICK
    Media URN:
    VLVAAYX423CR6468FLQ3T43H70ICK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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