NEW YORK (Apr. 4)
The conviction that a large number of religious immigrants in Israel, especially immigrants from Yemen and Iraq, will vote for the Mapai in the forthcoming Parliamentary elections was expressed here today by Don Pines, managing editor of Davar, Israeli labor paper. He spoke at a press luncheon tendered him by Zionist Laborites here.
Mr. Pines reviewed the present situation in Israel and declared that the newcomers from Yemen are not satisfied with the Mizrachi and the Agudah organizations. He revealed that there is a sharp difference of opinion on religious matters between the Israel Rabbinate and the spiritual leaders of the Yemenite community in Israel.