Twenty-two Lists of Candidates for Israeli Elections Approved; Arabs Run As Candidates

The central committee set up by the State Council to supervise the parliamentary elections scheduled to be held Jan. 25 announced that 22 groups submitted lists of candidates, all of which have been approved.

Leading the list on the Mapai (Labor Party) ticket are David Ben Gurion and Moshe Shertok. The list of Mapam–the United Workers Party–is headed by Itzhak Tobenkin and Meir Yaari. The Mizrachi-Agudah list is headed by Rabbi J.L. Fishman of Mizrachi, and Rabbi I.M. Lewin, Agudah leader.

The General Zionists have put Dr. fritz Bernstein and Mayor Israel Rokach as first on their list of candidates. The Freedom Movement named Menachem Beigin and Uri Zvi Grinberg as their leading candidates. The Progressive Zionists have Dr. Felix Rosenb?eth and Dr. Abraham Granovsky as the first candidates on their list. The Zionist-Revisionist Party headed its election list with Dr. N. Altman and Baruch Weinstein.

The Communist list is headed by I. Mikunis and an Arab, Tewfik Toubi. The Popular Arab Bloc, sponsored by Mapam, and the Arab Workers Bloc, under the auspices of Mapai, have each also submitted lists of candidates. The Fighters for Israel submitted a list headed by their leader, Nathan Friedman-Yellin and by Sheikh Abu Gush.

Other groups which registered separate lists of candidates include the Havoed Hadati, religious laborites affiliated with the Histadrut; the Women’s International Zionist Organization; the Hapoeleth, a Mlzrachi labor women’s group; the Sephardio Community and the Agudas Israel Separatists.

The Arabs In Nazareth have filed an independent list, as did the Arabs of Haifa. A separate list has also been registered by Jerusalem Jews, headed by Mayor Daniel Auster. The Yemenite Jews have similarly presented a list of their own. There is also a list to be known as the Separatist Jerusalem Bloc.

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