1973 | Establishing Likud

Before the election for the eigth Knesset, the “Likud” was established. The Knesset now consisted of several political parties, including  Gahal, the National List, “Free Center” and the Movement for Greater Israel. The election results showed a trend of further decline of the Labor Party and further increased the Likud’s power; Likud won 39 seats compared to 51 seats for Labor. Begin announced that for the first time, there is a solid majority of members who oppose the idea of dividing Western Israel.

רה"מ לוי אשכול והשר בגין בביקור חיילים בדרום, צלם: משה מילנר, באדיבות לע"מ