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Ben-gurion Formally Announces Resignation of Education Minister

Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion today formally announced the resignation of Minister of Education Zalman Aranne. Mr.Aranne quit his post two months ago when he was overruled by other members of the Cabinet after he sought to recognize the dissident high school teachers union in a wage dispute.

Mr. Ben-Gurion also announced the appointment of Ami Assaf, a Mapai Knesset Member as Deputy Minister of Education. The Premier has assumed the Education portfolio in addition to his serving as Minister of Defense and Acting Minister of Posts.