• Short Summary

    MR.ZALMAN SHAZAR, AGED 73, OF THE MAPAI PARTY, NOW SEEMS ASSURED OF ELECTION AS ISRAELI'S?

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    GV JEWISH AGENCY
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    2.
    CU NAME PLATE
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    3.
    SV SHAZAR TALKING TO VISITOR (5 SHOTS)
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    4.
    SV SHAZAR CONGRATULATED
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    SV SHAZAR WITH HIS WIFE
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    Background: MR.ZALMAN SHAZAR, AGED 73, OF THE MAPAI PARTY, NOW SEEMS ASSURED OF ELECTION AS ISRAELI'S THIRD PRESIDENT ON MAY 21 WHEN THE KNESSET (PARLIAMENT) CHOOSES A SUCCESSOR TO PRESIDENT ITZHAK BEN - ZVI, WHO DIED LAST MONTH.

    MR.SHAZAR'S ELECTION BY THE SECRET BALLOT BECAME VIRTUALLY CERTAIN WHEN THE NATIONAL RELIGIOUS FRONT AND THE LEFT-WING MAPAM DECIDED TO SUPPORT HIS CANDIDACY.

    MR.SHAZAR WAS ORIGINALLY PROPOSED BY MAPAI ON APRIL 30TH, AND AHDUT HAA VODAH PARTY QUICKLY INDICATED ITS SUPPORT.OTHER PARTIES HESITATED UNTIL RECENTLY, NOT BECAUSE OF PERSONAL OPPOSITION TO THE CANDIDATE, BUT BECAUSE THEY WERE RELUCTANT TO SEE ALL MAJOR OFFICES FILLED BY MEMBERS OF MR.BEN GURION'S (PRIME MINISTER) PARTY.FOR THIS REASON, PRIMARILY, THE LIBERAL PARTY HAVE PROPOSED DR.PERETZ BERNSTEIN AS THEIR CANDIDATE FOR THE OFFICE, BUT IT IS EXPECTED THAT MR.SHAZAR WILL WIN WITH A COMFORTABLE MAJORITY OF 77 VOTES AGAINST 34.61 VOTES ARE NEEDED FOR ELECTION ON THE FIRST BALLOT.

    MR.SHAZAR WAS BORN IN RUSSIA AND SETTLED IN ISRAEL IN 1924.BEFORE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ISRAEL HE EDITED 'DAVAR' THE DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE GENERAL FEDERATION OF LABOUR (HISTADRUT).

    HE REACHED THE PEAK OF HIS POLITICAL CAREER IN 1949 WHEN HE BECAME ISRAELI'S FIRST MINISTER OF EDUCATION, AND INTRODUCED FREE AND COMPULSORY SCHOOLING.HE RESIGNED A YEAR LATER BECAUSE OF HEALTH REASONS.SINCE THEN HE HAS FILLED THE LESS ARDUOUS POST OF MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE OF THE JEWISH AGENCY IN JERUSALEM FOR JEWISH EDUCATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD4N0UUDLN968O0RFP9ANSTWWZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD4N0UUDLN968O0RFP9ANSTWWZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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