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Golda Meir Agrees to Accept Key Post in New United Labor Party

Mrs. Golda Meir exercised her womanly prerogative today and changed her mind – she agreed to accept the post of secretary-general of Israel’s new united labor party, an amalgam of Mapai and the former dissident Rafi and Achdut Avodah factions. Previously she had refused the Job.

Mrs. Meir, who had been secretary -general of Mapai, relinquished that post when the merger, which she strongly opposed, was effected. However, Prime Minister Eshkol and others in the party urged her to keep the position in the new labor party. Mr. Eshkol visited Mrs. Meir at her home yesterday and apparently his powers of persuasion succeeded. The new party’s secretariat will hold its first meeting next week.