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NBC Evening News for Friday, May 31, 1996
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Martin Fletcher) The victory by right-wing leader Benjamin Netanyahu over Prime Minister Shimon Peres in the Israeli elections announced; scenes shown. [Israeli Prime Minister Shimon PERES - says he will continue to work for peace.] [Jewish GIRL - says she is worried, scared and sad.] PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's worry over the continuation of the peace process noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) America's financial stake in Israel outlined.

(Tel Aviv: Ron Allen) Israel's new hard-line prime minister-elect profiled; details given of Netanyahu's background and political beliefs. [NETANYAHU - comments on peace and security.] [Retired ambassador Meir JOFFE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Leon GROISSER - comment on Netanyahu.]

Allen, Ron;
Fletcher, Martin;
Williams, Brian

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