• Short Summary

    A CEREMONY WHICH BROUGHT ABOUT THE UNIFICATION OF ALL LABOUR MOVEMENTS IN ISRAEL TOOK PLACE IN JERUSALEM YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    A CEREMONY WHICH BROUGHT ABOUT THE UNIFICATION OF ALL LABOUR MOVEMENTS IN ISRAEL TOOK PLACE IN JERUSALEM YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). THE LEFTIST MAPAM PARTY HAD REFUSED TO JOIN THE OTHER ISRAELI GROUPS MERGED UNDER THE ISRAELI LABOUR PARTY UNTIL YESTERDAY'S CEREMONY. THE LABOUR PARTY NOW BECOMES THE LARGEST POLITICAL BLOC IN ISRAELI HISTORY, AND GIVES IT AN ABSOLUTE MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT.

    THE NEW BLOC WILL HAVE 62 SEATS IN THE 120-MEMBER KNESSET (PARLIAMENT), SO THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME ISRAEL WILL NOT HAVE TO FORM A COALITION GOVERNMENT.

    PRIME MINISTER LEVI ESHKOL AND FOREIGN MINISTER ABBA EBAN ARRIVED YESTERDAY TO SIGN A SCROLL WHICH MADE THE MERGER OFFICIAL. THE MEETING WAS CHAIRED IN BETH BLISHEVA BY MR. BECKER, THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ISRAELI LABOUR FEDERATION. OTHER GUESTS INCLUDED MRS. GOLDA MEIR, A FORMER PRIME MINISTER AND ONE OF THE ARCHITECTS OF THE UNION, PARLIAMENTARIANS AND UNIONISTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD7O1J3ORQMG0CMLCBXJ0JU9CC
    Media URN:
    VLVAD7O1J3ORQMG0CMLCBXJ0JU9CC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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