The Mapai We Knew for 30 Years is No More

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
13 In july 1965
Political Parties - Achdut Ha'avoda, Exclusion of Herut, Herut, Liberal Party, Mapai, Mapam. Liberty of Men - censorship. Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol, Moshe Dayan, Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Democracy , Election System , Elections , Justice , Knesset , Legislature-Judiciary Relationship , Ideologies - Socialism. Supremacy of the Law , States - USA
Begin writes about the splintering of Mapai into three, four, and even maybe five Mapais. He explains who each of these Mapais is and what each thinks of the other Mapais. Begin then puts to question the trustworthiness of leaders who express hatred towards former friends, colleagues, and comrades. Furthermore, he brings up what it could mean about the historical opposition to these leaders. Then Begin shares that there are two principal Mapais, which he calls Alef and Bet and are led respectively by Levi Eshkol and David Ben Gurion. He explains what each bloc wants regarding the election process. Begin shifts to speak about Mapai's attempts in excluding Herut from Histadrut elections and the justice system being on Herut's side. In his conclusion, Begin explains that Herut-Liberal bloc will attack the Mapai blocs simultaneously in hopes to change the leadership of the State.