May We be Worthy of the Confidence of 250,000 Voters

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
30 In nov 1965
Political Parties - Achdut Ha'avoda, Gahal, Herut, Mapai, Mapam. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Arabs of Israel. Coalition , Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol. Democracy , Elections , Human Rights - Equal rights. Government , Knesset , Opposition
Begin analyzes the Sixth Knesset election results and criticizes Mapai's actions and the newspapers' roles in the election process. Begin emphasizes that although he is sad, he is proud of GahalBegin mentions that Mapai has control over foreign language newspapers, which matters because there are hundreds of thousands of Israelis who read them. He also mentions how newspaper "Yediot Ahronot" had a stronger bias towards Mapai and newspaper "Ma'ariv" was hostile towards Gahal. Also, regarding advertisements, for each one Gahal had, Mapai had four or five. Despite all this, Begin is hopeful for the future because votes received in one election do not accurately predict the votes for the future. He ends with saying the Herut-Liberal bloc will sit together in the Knesset not just because of the formal union, but also because of over a quarter million of voters' confidence in them.