Mapai

  • workers' party of the land of israel

    מפלגת פועלי ארץ ישראל
    leaderdavid ben-gurion (1930–54)
    moshe sharett (1954–55)
    david ben-gurion (1955–63)
    levi eshkol (1963–68)
    foundersdavid ben-gurion
    a. d. gordon
    founded5 january 1930 (1930-01-05)
    dissolved23 january 1968 (1968-01-23)
    merger ofahdut haavoda
    hapoel hatzair
    merged intoisraeli labor party
    headquarterstel aviv, israel
    newspaperdie woch
    ideologylabor zionism
    socialism[1]
    social democracy
    democratic socialism
    political positioncentre-left[2]
    national affiliationalignment (1965−1968)
    international affiliationsocialist international
    regional affiliationasian socialist conference
    colours     red
    most mks47 (1959)
    election symbol
    א
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    mapai (hebrew: מַפָּא"י, an acronym for מִפְלֶגֶת פּוֹעֲלֵי אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל, mifleget poalei eretz yisrael, lit. "workers' party of the land of israel") was a centre-left political party in israel, and was the dominant force in israeli politics until its merger into the modern-day israeli labor party in 1968. during mapai's time in office, a wide range of progressive reforms were carried out,[3][4] as characterised by the establishment of a welfare state, providing minimum income, security, and free (or almost free) access to housing subsidies and health and social services.[5]

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Workers' Party of the Land of Israel

מפלגת פועלי ארץ ישראל
LeaderDavid Ben-Gurion (1930–54)
Moshe Sharett (1954–55)
David Ben-Gurion (1955–63)
Levi Eshkol (1963–68)
FoundersDavid Ben-Gurion
A. D. Gordon
Founded5 January 1930 (1930-01-05)
Dissolved23 January 1968 (1968-01-23)
Merger ofAhdut HaAvoda
Hapoel Hatzair
Merged intoIsraeli Labor Party
HeadquartersTel Aviv, Israel
NewspaperDie Woch
IdeologyLabor Zionism
Socialism[1]
Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Political positionCentre-left[2]
National affiliationAlignment (1965−1968)
International affiliationSocialist International
Regional affiliationAsian Socialist Conference
Colours     Red
Most MKs47 (1959)
Election symbol
א

Mapai (Hebrew: מַפָּא"י, an acronym for מִפְלֶגֶת פּוֹעֲלֵי אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל, Mifleget Poalei Eretz Yisrael, lit. "Workers' Party of the Land of Israel") was a centre-left political party in Israel, and was the dominant force in Israeli politics until its merger into the modern-day Israeli Labor Party in 1968. During Mapai's time in office, a wide range of progressive reforms were carried out,[3][4] as characterised by the establishment of a welfare state, providing minimum income, security, and free (or almost free) access to housing subsidies and health and social services.[5]