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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 22, 1997
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Statement from Sheik Ahmed Yassin that the militant organization Hamas will continue to resist Israel reported; scenes shown of the sheik in Gaza City after his release from prison in exchange for Israeli agents captured in Jordan after a botched assassination attempt.

(Jerusalem: Walter Rodgers) The latest firestorm created by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he challenged the loyalty of the political opposition in a private conversation that was recorded examined. ["Jerusalem Report" editor Hirsh GOODMAN, Labor Party leader Ehud BARAK - criticize Netanyahu and his politics.] The possible good politics of Netanyahu's criticism of the opposition and his own self-confidence outlined. [NETANYAHU - says the ordinary people support him.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Interview held with political science professor Ehud Sprinzak, who is with the United States Institution of Peace, about Netanyahu's remarks. [SPRINZAK - says Netanyahu's situation is like that of President Richard Nixon; explains what Netanyahu's words to a mystic rabbi means; indicates that Netanyahu is under fire; compares the paranoia felt by Nixon and Netanyahu; asserts that Netanyahu has been destructive of the Oslo peace process.]

Rodgers, Walter;
Shaw, Bernard

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