Ahdut Ha-Avoda

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A Jewish political organization created in the 1920s, and Marxist in tendency, this movement promoted the coming together of Jews from all over the world in a socialist state, extended by peaceful means over the totality of Greater Israel. In 1930 the movement merged with Ha-Poʿel ha-Tzaʿir to give birth to the Israel workers' party, MAPAI, led at the time by David Ben-Gurion. In the legislative elections of July 1955, the Ahdut ha-Avoda list won ten seats in the Knesset. In 1968 MAPAI, which comprised Ahdut ha-Avoda and RAFI, decided to merge to found the Israel Labor Party.

SEE ALSO Israel Labor Party;MAPAI;RAFI Party.