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Ben-gurion Says Mapai Leaders Conspired Against Him in 1960

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Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, who had formed Rafi, his own Israel Workers List, which won 10 Knesset seats in the elections, charged today that his former colleagues among the veteran leaders of Mapai had “conspired” against him as far back as 1960 to oust him from the post of Premier, which he held at the time.

He made that accusation in the preface to a new book, published this weekend, entitled “Things As They Really Were.” The book, which he authored, deals with the old Lavon Affair and with the events that led up to the split within Mapai which led to the formation of Rafi. At a meeting of his Rafi adherents, Mr. Ben-Gurion said this weekend that, with the publication of this volume, he would regard his participation in those events as having been ended.

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