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Israel’s New Parliament Opens; President Hopes for Stable Government

Israel’s new, fifth Knesset, elected August 15, opened here today with a formal address by President Izhak Ben-Zvi Expressing his best wishes to Parliament, President Ben-Zvi voiced hopes for a stable government, and called upon all the nations in the world to concert their efforts to secure peace among all peoples.

Kaddish Luz, of the Mapai Party, was re-elected Speaker of the House, all members voting for him except the five Communists in the Knesset. Seven deputy speakers were elected. Of the 120 members in the Knesset, 10 are women.