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January 5, 2000
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Senior Labor Party officials support former Prime Minister Shimon Peres as candidate for president if the current president, Ezer Weizman, leaves the post, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported. A probe into nearly $500,000 that Weizman received from a French millionaire has prompted speculation in Israel that he may be forced to step down.

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