State Department Pleased with Poor Showing of Mapam and Communists in Israel Elections
Menu JTA Search

State Department Pleased with Poor Showing of Mapam and Communists in Israel Elections

Download PDF for this date

State Department sources were pleased to see the initial poor showing of the pro-Soviet Mapam Party and of the Communist Party in the general elections in Israel.

The results are considered an effective answer to Arab propaganda circulated in Washington that East European Jews arriving in Israel were bringing Communism with them.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund