Israel Election Preview

C-SPAN previewed the Israeli parliamentary and prime minister elections of May 29. Guests and viewers discussed the historical background… read more

C-SPAN previewed the Israeli parliamentary and prime minister elections of May 29. Guests and viewers discussed the historical background of the election and the main issues involved, especially the peace process between Israel’s Arab neighbors and Palestinians. They also discussed the unique aspects of this election, which is the first one in which citizens will directly elect the prime minister. The two major candidates are Shimon Peres from the Labour Party who succeeded the assassinated Yitzhak Rabin and Benjamin Netanyahu from the Likud Party. Several clips from campaign events in Israel were also shown. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
72563-1
Category:
Call-In
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 28, 1996
Last Aired:
May 29, 1996

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  • May 28, 1996 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 28, 1996 | 11:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 29, 1996 | 4:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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