Sharett Asks Immigrants to Vote for Ben Gurion in New Elections

Hope that the newly-arrived immigrants in Israel will support David Ben Gurion was expressed today by Israel Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett when he arrived here by air from New York. Mr. Sharett said he would like to see the immigrants vote for “those chiefly instrumental in creating the state and those who gave them land and work–namely, David Ben Gurion and those who stand by him.”

“I hope the party to which I belong will be returned in increased strength,” he said. “Everybody knows it is the only party which can serve as a pivot for Israel in this dynamic period to hold the state together.” The Ben Gurion government fared “quite creditably” compared with coalition governments in other countries, he pointed out.

Declaring that he was “no prophet,” Mr. Sharett expressed hope that Israel’s plan for Jerusalem will be accepted by the United Nations. State Department ceremonial officer Raymond D. Muir greeted Mr. Sharett at the National Airport. Mr. Sharett will meet with Secretary of State Dean Acheson later this week.

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