TEL AVIV (Mar. 31)
The initial reaction to Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion’s strong plea for labor party unity in Israel emerged today in B’nai Brak where the left-wing Achdut Avodah faction merged with the local Mapai branch. The Prime Minister made his plea at the Mapai convention last week.
Although not all of the Achdut Avodah members in B’nai Brak joined Mapai, the fact that some of the party’s local secretariat and several members did join was considered by Mapai officials as the first sign of success in the Prime Minister’s unity bid, The Achdut Avodah secretariat in Tel Aviv announced it was continuing to operate its branch in B’nai Brak despite the fact that members there had Joined Mapai.