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Herut Younger, Labor Better Educated

August 25, 1989
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Herut politicians are younger but Laborites are better educated, according to survey by the Institute for Israel Studies of the differences between officeholders of the country’s two major political parties.

The results, published in Ha’aretz on Monday, showed that 35 percent of Herut officeholders are under 39 years of age compared to only 18 percent of Laborites.

But in Labor, 56 percent have a high-school or university education, compared to 36 percent in Herut, the dominant faction in the Likud bloc.

Among Herut officeholders, 52 percent are of Asian or African origin, in contrast to 32 percent of Laborites.

And with respect to religious observance, 60 percent of Herut and 30 percent of Labor define themselves as being largely traditional.

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