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Ben Gurion’s Cabinet Receives 73-32 Vote of Confidence

The new Ben Gurion Government received a 73-32 vote of confidence today at the conclusion of a lengthy debate. The government is a coalition of the Mapai, Mapam, Achdut Avodah, Poale Mizrachi and Progressive Parties.

At the conclusion of the debate Mr. Ben Gurion declared that Israel would meet aggressors with force regardless of whether they were armed with Soviet or American weapons. He expressed the condolences of his Cabinet to the families of the five soldiers who had been killed in last night’s fighting in the Nitzana area. He also expressed regrets over the death of 50 Egyptian soldiers in the battle and said they were the victims of Egyptian dictators who had sent them on a mission of aggression.