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Political parties--Israel; Dominant-party systems


This study has concerned itself with the main outlines of the Mapai Party's position and contributions to the Israeli political system. The implications of that position, and the functions the party has performed have been shown to be of very substantial significance for the operating of the system. Suggestive possibilities are raised concerning a comparative examination of other party systems with the Israeli model of multi-party politics and its one major pluralist party, although it will be necessary to keep in mind that the Israeli model may be so unique that such an approach may not prove to be feasible. It is an approach, however, that deserves to be attempted.

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