TEL AVIV (Sep. 14)
Jerusalem residents and refugee immigrants detained by the British in Cyprus will be eligible to vote in the forthcoming Israeli national elections, it was announced here today by the State Council committee which is setting up election rules. The same privilege will be expended to Israeli citizens who are now abroad.
Under the regulations, all citizens over 18 may cast a ballot, but only persona over 25 may be elected to office, Both Jerusalem resident and Cyprus detainees may be elected to office, but that privilege is barred to citizens residing abroad. Another government announcement revealed that buildings are being erected at the government seat to house the State Council, President Chaim Weiznann’s offices and the state secretariat.
An impressive military parade in which various types of units in the Israeli Army participated and the latest weapons were demonstrated took place in Rehovoth yesterday, a communique announces today. The parade, at which Prime Minister David Ben Gurion and Army Chief of Staff Yaacov Dori took the salute, was held in honor of the Givati Brigade, which stormed through Arab defenses on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway and cleared it of all but a few Arab Lesion positions. The sane brigade constructed and protected the short highway bypass around the positions still held by the Arabs.
In a short address to the assembled troops and thousands of civilian spectators, Bon Gurion declared that “the day will come when this heroic brigade will resume fighting and bring it to a glorious termination of complete victory, as well as a just peace with our Arab neighbors.”