CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 17, 1997
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The background to the influence peddling scandal in Israel reviewed: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's appointment of Roni Bar-On to the cabinet, which was allegedly linked to a deal with Aryeh Deri, leader of the Shas Party, who has been on trial since 1993 for fraud and offered to support Bar-On in exchange for a lessening of charges and votes in support of Netanyahu. [Israeli television Ehud YAARI - comments on the Netanyahu government scandal, how Netanyahu will explain the charges, whether he will be suspended if indicted; explains the process of a vote for new elections if Netanyahu suspends himself.]
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