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CNN Evening News for Monday, May 27, 1996
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Brief interviews with three Israeli voters shown.

(Tel Aviv: Christiane Amanpour) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Walter Rodgers) The final day of campaigning for Prime Minister Shimon Peres and opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu before Wednesday's elections in Israel featured; campaign scenes shown from Herzliya. [ISRAELI - backs Netanyahu.] Netanyahu said gaining the support of the ultra-orthodox rabbis. ["Jerusalem Post" Leslie SUSSER - analyzes the ultra-orthodox vote.]

(Tel Aviv: Christiane Amanpour) Interview held with Jerusalem Foundation president Michael Neiditch on the importance of the election to the US. [NEIDITCH - downplays the impact the election will have on US-Israeli relations; outlines the different approaches of the two candidates; predicts that the friends of Israel and Netanyahu will find common ground if he wins; suggests the United States offer the same latitude to Netanyahu as it did to Peres in Lebanon.]

Amanpour, Christiane;
Rodgers, Walter

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