‘le Monde’ Sees Increased Leverage by Rightists in New Government

The Israeli parliamentary elections have revealed a clear trend to the right and will result in increased influence within the Government for Menahem Beigin, leader of the Gahal, the right-wing alignment, the newspaper Le Monde said today. The center of gravity in the new Government will be further to the right, the paper predicted, and the Gahal “will assume an increased importance within the coalition” which will be formed. Mr. Beigin will have allies from among the Israel Labor Party ministers in the new Government, the paper said. It included Defense Minister Moshe Dayan in this group. One result of the election, Le Monde declared, will be that Israel’s position in relation to the Arab states will become more “rigid” than it has been in the past.

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