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September 10, 1965 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-09-10

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Dayan, Tsur Join B-G's Bali Party
Making Split With Mapai Complete

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Former Gen.
Moshe Dayan and former Chief of
Staff Zvi Tsur joined ex-Premier
David Ben-Gurion's Independent
Israel Workers List, Rafi, Monday.
Gen. Dayan had earlier resigned
as agriculture minister in support
of Ben-Gurion's challenge to Prime
Minister Levi Eshkol's leadership
as head of Mapai and as premier.
Dayan made his announcement
after completing talks with the for-



the other Mapai cabinet minis- The list included Israel Galili,
ters. Three "new faces" were Gen. Yigal Allon, Moshe Carmel,
listed among the first 36 Mapai Mordechai Bibi, Ruth Hektin,
places—Aryeh Elfav, Zeev Sharef Zeev Tsur and Moshe Erem.
and Zvi Dinstein, special adviser
The joint Herut-Liberal list
to the defense minister.
(Ganal) included Yosef Saphir,
Dinstein, in effect, replaced Elimeleh Rimalt, Yosef Serlin,
Peres. Mapai Secretary Reuven Mordechai Stern and Prof. Hans
Barkatt is another new name on Klinghoffer. The Herut candidates
the Mapai list.
for the joint list included all party
First place on the new Rafi list leaders, headed by Menahem Bei-
went, as expected, to Ben-Gurion. gin and Yohanan Bader. The list
Others in order are:Yizhar Smi- did not include Aryeh Altman,
lansky, Peres, Matilda Ghez, for- Nachum Levin and Binyamin Ar-
mer Housing Minister Yosef Al- diti, all members of the fifth
mogi, Yitzhak Navon, former Knesset.
Agriculture Minister Moshe Da-
The left-wing Mapam, an oppo-
yan and former Chief of Staff
Zvi Tsur. A Rafi spokesman sition party, was the first to com-
hinted Monday that a return to plete its list, which was announced
the premiership by Ben-Gurion last week. The list was featured
was not a prior condition to by an effort to give a "new look"
Rafi's joining a future coalition. to its candidate offering. Four of
Two former chiefs of staff, Haim the first nine places, considered
Lask•ov and Mordecai Maklf, certain of election, were given to
closed the Mapai list. The Rafi list new candidates.
* * *
was closed by former Chief of Staff
Yaacov Dori. Thus five former Eight Parties List 801 Men
chiefs of staff Yaacov Dori. Thus Running for Histadrut
five former chiefs of staff appear
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Eight parties,
on the two lists.
Israel's three religious groups— three of them new ones, submitted
National Religious Party, Agudat lists Sunday totaling 801 candi-
Israel and Poale Agudat Israel— dates, for the elections to the His-
will run separate tickets. Negotia- tadrut, Israel's Labor Federation,
tions for a united religious front to be held Sept. 19.
Three of the lists were refused
failed after the Council of Sages
advised Agudat Israel against par- approval by the Central Histadrut
Elections Committee, pending a
ticipation in such a front.
Top places on the list of the study. The committee approved the
National Religious Party (Miz- lists submitted by the Mapai-Ahdut
rachi-Hapoel Hamizrachi) went alignment group, the Ben-Gurion
as expected to such key figures Israel Workers List (Rafi), Ma-
as Health Minister Moshe Sha- pam, the Independent Liberals and
the Communist faction led by
piro, Social Welfare Minister
Yosef Burg and Religious Affairs Shmuel Mikunis. Approval was
withheld from the Liberal-Herut
Minister Zorah Warhaftig.
The party said that Yitzhak Ra- joint list; the Toubi Communist
fael, former deputy health minis- Party faction, pending a review of
ter, had not been placed on the the signatureson those lists; and
list because he had been associ- from the "Knesset Israel" list,
ated with a scandal in the health submited by Rabbi Yitzhak Ash-
ministry in which a high official kenazi.
was sentenced to prison for al-
legedly receiving kickbacks from
contractors. Rafael resigned to
clear his name.
Ahdut Avodah's list, which will
be offered as an alignment slate
with Mapai, included most key
leaders in the outgoing Knesset.

mer premier at the latter's home
Gen. Tsur was to resign as chair-
man of the Israeli desalination
committee, following his decision
to join the Rafi list. He issued a
statement Sunday, saying that he
agreed with the announced Rafi
goal of seeking changes in various
spheres of government after the
Gen. Dayan said he felt that
the split in Mapai could have
been averted if Eshkol's majority
group had wished to do so. He
said now that Rafi had emerged
as an "independent political
movement," he felt that it could
serve as a "good instrument" for
achieving "urgently needed"
changes. He added he felt that
Mapai was for maintenance of
the status quo.
The Rafi council held a meeting
last weekend, following the Mapai
Court of Honor ruling to expel Ben-
Gurion and three of his followers
from Mapai. The council decided
to accept a recommendation from
former Deputy Defense Minister
Shimon Peres that all members of
Rafi cease all participation in the
organizational f r a mew o r k of
Mapai, making the break com-
Egyptian Firm Gets
The charge of "self-expulsion" as
"party splitters" had originally $33,000,000 Contract
been made against seven Mapai to Build Yarmuk Dam
personalities, but three of them re-
LONDON (JTA)—An Egyptian
signed from the party two weeks
ago. The court decision was direct- firm has been awarded a $33,000,-
ed at Ben-Gurion, Peres, former 000 contract for the construction
Housing Minister Josef Almogi and of the Mukhaiba Dam on the Yar-
Mrs. Hanna Lamdan. The four said muk river in Jordan, according to
they were withdrawing from the a report in the London Financial
hearing because they had found it Times.
The construction a g r e e m e n t,
imposible to defend themselves
against the party-splitting charge which was signed in Amman, capi-
--- finder Court of Honor procedures. tal of Jordan, on Sept. 3, by Jor-
he three who resigned were Amos danian Prime Minister Wasfi Tal
Degani, Gideon Ben-Israel and Yiz- and the chairman of the Egyptian
company, Ahmad Osman, calls for
har Smilansky.
In announcing the decision, Court the building of the Mukhaiba Dam
Chairman D. Herman did not use 11 miles upstream from the point
the term "expulsion." The ruling where the waters of the Jordan
maintained that the four leaders and the Yarmuk converge.
The dam will be approximately
"gave up their membership in Ma-
pai, they themselves left the party 300 feet long and 25 feet high, and
and their membership, therefore, will be capable of storing 7,000
cubic feet of the Yarmuk's flood
is canceled."
The court also held that it had waters, which will be channeled
been proved that Rafi, the Ben- into an already completed canal
Gurion Israel Workers List, "is and used to irrigate 75,000 acres
a separate political party, and of land on the east bank of the
the four defendants are active Jordan river. The project also in-
members of Rafi. They do not cludes a 32,000-kilowatt power sta-
accept Mapai's way. They left tion.
Mapai of their own free will and
we cannot accept membership of Compensates Histadrut
individuals in two parties at the
TEL AVIV—The West German
same time." Dr. Herman ex- government has agreed to compen-
pressed regret that the election sate the Histadrut, general fed-
atmosphere had created "dis- eration of labor in Israel, for the
turbances" during the course of assets of the Hechalutz Youth
the hearing.
Pioneering Movement left behind
Israel's major parties made pub- in Germany and the occupied coun-
lic Tuesday the names of the can- tries prior to World War II. The
didates for the Nov. 3 elections. agreement calls for the payment
The Mapai list, as expected, was of 15,000,000 West German marks
headed by Premier Eshkol, Knes- (approximately $4,000,000), re-
set Speaker Kadish Luz, Foreign ported Histadrut treasurer Yehos-
Minister Golda Meir, followed by hua Levy.

62,000 Tourists Plant Trees
With Own Hands; Controller
Honored at World Congress

JERUSALEM—Over 6'2,000 tour-
ists have planted trees with their
own hands in the special planting
centers for tourists established by
the Jewish National Fund since
the beginning of the campaign
"Plant a Tree With Your Own
Hands" in 1960. This year, 20,000
tourists have planted trees in seven
As a token of esteem for the
Israel state controller, Dr. I. A.
Nebenzahl, the fifth International
Congress of State Controllers which
recently met for the first time in
The planting ceremony was ad-
dressed by the chairman of the
JNF board of directors, Yaacov
Tsur and Dr. I. A. Nebenzahl.


Friday, September 10, 1965-7






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