ISRAEL: Swing to the Right

ISRAEL Swing to the Right

As a zealot of the left, David Ben-Gurion, the shock-haired dynamo who is Premier of Israel, used to promise full-fledged socialism in Israel "in my lifetime." Each trying, hard-won year of the new republic, however, has found B-G preaching less socialism and seeking more capitalism. Last year his Mapai (Labor) Party was urged to form a stable, powerful cabinet with the free-enterprising General Zionists (Israel's No. 2 party). B-G cried "heresy." Never, said he, could his democratic, planned-economy socialists unite with such exploiters. Privately, B-G had another...

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