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Israel Cabinet Approves Election of Sephardic Chief Rabbi

June 21, 1955
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The Israel Cabinet approved last night the draft of a bill validating the election of Sephardic Chief Rabbi Itzhak Nissim. The measure, designed to be submitted to Parliament today, would redeem a government pledge made last week after the Supreme Court, acting on the suit of a private individual, ruled that the election of the Sephardic Chief Rabbi was invalid owing to election irregularities.

The Israel Parliament passed a bill empowering the Israel Electric Corporation to float an issue of stock with a value of 20 million pounds. The corporation is controlled by the government.

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