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Histadruth Conference Ratifies Dissolution of Palmach Headquarters by Vote of 69-38

The Histadruth Council conference ratified by a vote of 69 to 38 the dissolution of the separate headquarters of Palmach, the striking force of the former Haganah. The 69 votes were cast by members of Mapai, the right-wing labor group within Histadruth, and the minority ballot was cast by members of Mapam, the left-wing segment of the Israeli Labor Federation. The General Zionists within the Histadruth–Haoeved Hazioni–abstained from voting.