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December 19, 1969 - Image 40

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-12-19

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS 1
L
40—Friday, December 19, 1969

abor Party Support Down, K ne •Sset Vote Shows

By II. SHACHTER

the final election results to the
An examination of voting in re- dropped by 19 percent, whereas These changes are apparently due Knesset.
cent
elections
to
the
seventh
Kites-
that
of
the
religi(tus
parties
rose
to
the
"floating"
votes
which
in
Compared to the countrywide re-
,
set shows that, compared to the by 7 per cent. The Liberal Part, the past were cast for Mapam- sults, the election results in Jeru-
Liberal Center and the the United Labor Party.
results for the sixth Knesset, the
salem show that the percentage
In
the
non-Jewish
urban
settle-
strength of the labor parties hau Independent Liberals increased by
— Josh Billings.
ments (excluding the large towns) of votes cast for the religious par-
I one per cent.
relatively high in Jeru-
trend is to he traced to and in the large villages, how- ties was
This
salem (24 per cent as compared
ever. the minority lists lost in
almost all form , et .lowish settle-
per
cent in the Muth. of
Nonetheless, strength, and a relatively steep with 15
meat in the countr ■
Israel). Gahal gained 28 per cent
considerable dift cremes bet•A•en rise was registered by the New
in Jerusalem as compared with
are Communist Party.
these principal p ,, litical !does
This data, which has just been 22 per cent in the whole of Israel,
noticeable.
whereas
the Alignment drew a re-
h e released by the Central Office of
In the
.lowish t „„iis, t
latively small following (35 per
labor parties grouped together Statistics, is based on the first cent, as against 46 per cent in the
lost a relativity small production part of a detailed examination of whole of the counrty I. In Tel Aviv,
OF
of their strength, whereas in the
the percentage of votes cast for
urban settlements (excluding the LA Radical Students
Gahal was relatively high (30 per
cent as compared with 22 per cent
to.), and in the villages, par- Organize Jewish
ticularly' , in the moshavim and
in the country as a whole ). This,
of course, was at the expense of
kibutihn founded after the emer- Free University
gence of the state. their strength
most of the other lists. In Haifa,
LOS ANGELES (JTA )—Jewish the Alignment drew a majority of
dropped more appreciably.
Consequently, it follows that in radical students at Valley College, 52 per cent. whereas the other
these settlements the strength of "aware of their ignorance in mat- parties, especially the religious
CORNED BEEF KING)
than ters pertaining to Judaism and parties, drew relatively smaller
Gahal rose relatively higher
it did in the towns. , Israel." established last year a •followings.
In the non-Jewish settlements Jewish Free University, which is
In the more newly established
FORMERLY OF 7 MILE - SCHAEFER
of all forms, there was a con- now in its second semester, ac-
towns (where the greater part
siderable drop (froni 21.6 per cording to a report in Heritage, of the population consists of new
Temporary hours 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Wednesdays I
cent to 14.3 per cent in the per- the English-Jewish weekly.
immigrants who arrived after
The report said that the JFU
centage of votes cast for the La - offers courses in Jewish social the emergence of the state), the
-
was
particular
bor parties. This
support gained by the Align-
Problems, Jewish art, Israel, pro-
ly true of the towns of Nazareth
. ment was somewhat stronger
h Jews,
radcal of t the
and Shafar am. This drop, how - phetic traditions
than that in the older urban cen-
thought. Average
ever, is not offset by an equal J
ters (50 per cent, as compared
rise in the percentage of votes attendance in the classes was given • with 45 per cent.
Tray Catering Is
15 to 30, and participation was
cast for the minorit • lists link- as
as "active and enthusi— In the urban settlements and
Our Specialty
ed to the Libor alignment, but described
, the various forms of rural settle-
astic.••
rather by a rise in the strength

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The report asserted that the ment, it transpires that in the new
of the New Communist Party
radical students, without realiz- settlements the percentage of
(Rakah) and of the National Re-
ing
it, were doing "what many a votes cast for the Alignment was
ligious Party.
29556 ORCHARD LAKE RD.
much rabbi sees as his most important lower in comparison than that re
The minority lists fared
Just N. of 13 Mile Rd.
old traditions and ceived in the older settlements.
better in the smaller villages. role—make the
The National Religious Party.
concepts of Judaism compatible.
however, received a larger per-
with today's relevant issues."
The radical students "have centage of votes in the new settle-
turned out strongly to protest the ments than it did in the older vd-
, plight of Russian Jews and have lages.
successfully countered Arab propa-1 The percentage of voters for
ganda on their campuses" but their Gahal in the older towns was
"main target of attack remains higher than in the other settle-
the Jewish community that as- ments (26.5 per cent). It was low,
however, in the rural settlements.
sertedly 'failed them.' "
In the non-Jewish settlements,
New radical Jewish groups are
emerging "all over the country, the New Communist Party and the
reevaluating their position with the minority lists gained a following
' American society and their ties ' of from 60 per cent to 90 per cent
with Israel," according to Dr. Far- of the electors. Keen competition
rell Broslaysky, described in the between the New Communist
report as "an outspoken history Party and the minority lists for
professor" at Valley College. the Arab vote is reflected in the
He said there were "four unify- various non-Jewish settlements to
ing characteristics" in the new ra- the extent that wherever the per-
!clical Jewish student groups. They centage of votes gained by the
t identify as Jews first, Americans New Communist Party was high-
: second. They resent the Jewish er, that of the minority lists drop-
; establishment, which they consider ped.
Something Special
"obsolete and irrelevant." They ' Thus, for example, in the urban
support radical ideologies and settlements, half the votes were
Communist
: "they- champion Israel not only as cast for the New
a country of Jews but also as a Party and about one - third were
model in social pioneering and given for the minority lists. In the
evaluation." small non-Jewish villages, on the
other hand, the minority lists
N
Truth generally is kindness. but gained almost half the votes,
where the two diverge and collide, whereas the New Communist
kindness should override truth. Party succeeded in attracting only

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