General Zionist Party
- (Hatzionim Haklaliyim)In June 1946, the General Zionists A and B, previously separate political parties, joined to form the General Zionist Party. The General Zionists, Group A, in the main represented middle-class interests as well as members of the liberal professions. Group B was more outspokenly right wing. The social outlook of the party was largely determined by the fact that it relied for support mainly upon the industrialists, merchants, citrus growers, and landlords and the various professional associations formed by them. When the General Zionist Party was created, its constituent elements survived within it as organized groupings, and real cohesion was never achieved. After Israeli independence, the rift between the two groups became greater. The crisis culminated in August 1948 with a split of the party, when the former General Zionists A broke away to take part in the formation of the new Progressive Party. The party represented a large section of the secular nonsocialist element among the Jewish population of Israel and sought to portray itself as a center party in the early 1950s. It was represented in the Knesset from 1949 to 1961.
Historical Dictionary of Israel. Bernard Reich David H. Goldberg. Edited by Jon Woronoff..
Look at other dictionaries:
GENERAL ZIONISTS — GENERAL ZIONISTS, Zionist and Israeli party. The General Zionists were originally a loose political group within the Zionist movement, made up of those Zionists who were neither socialists nor religious and who at first did not draw up a program… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
General Zionists — The General Zionists ( he. ציונים כלליים, Tzionim Klalim ) were centrists within the Zionist movement and a political party in Israel. Their political arm is an ancestor of the modern day Likud party.HistoryGeneral Zionism was initially the term… … Wikipedia
Zionist youth movement — A Zionist youth movement is an organization formed for Jewish children and adolescents for educational, social, and ideological development, including a belief in Jewish nationalism as represented in the State of Israel. Youth leaders in modern… … Wikipedia
ZIONIST CONGRESSES — ZIONIST CONGRESSES, the highest authority in the Zionist Organization; created by theodor herzl . None of the previous attempts to convene general assemblies of the Jewish national movement, some of which were successful and some abortive,… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
General Jewish Labour Union — The General Jewish Labour Union of Lithuania, Poland and Russia, in Yiddish the Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeter Bund in Lite, Poyln un Rusland (אַלגעמײַנער ײדישער אַרבעטער בונד אין ליטע פוילין און רוסלאַנד), generally called The Bund (בונד, from de.… … Wikipedia
Zionist and Palestinian Arab attitudes before 1948 — As used here, Zionists refers to members of the movement for a Jewish Homeland in Palestine, and Palestinian Arabs refers to the non Jewish population of Palestine at the same time. This article covers the period from the start of Zionism in… … Wikipedia
Liberal Party — (Hamiflaga Haliberalit) A political party established during the fifth Knesset (1961 65) by a merger of the General Zionist Party (Hatzionim Haklaliyim) and the Progressive Party (Hamiflaga Haprogressivit). The party s beginnings can be traced … Historical Dictionary of Israel
Progressive Party — (Hamiflaga Haprogressivit) A political party established in October 1948 by combining Haoved Hazioni, the Aliya Hadasha, and the left wing of the General Zionists. Its focus was on domestic social and related issues. Pinhas Rosen represented… … Historical Dictionary of Israel
National Religious Party — מפד ל Leader Haim Moshe Shapira Yosef Burg Zevulun Hammer Yitzhak Levy Effi Eitam Zevulun Orlev … Wikipedia
ZS (Zionist Socialists) — ZS (Zionist Socialists), Zionist socialist party, mainly in Russia and Eastern Europe. At its third conference (Kharkov, May 15–20, 1920), the Ẓe irei Zion movement in Russia decided to become the Zionist Socialist Party – ZS (The letter Z in the … Encyclopedia of Judaism