BARAK WITH ARAFAT IN LIKUD TELEVISION ADVERTISEMENT.
Ehud Barak, the front runner in the Israeli elections to be held on May 17, seen with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat looking over his shoulder in a television advertisement for the Likud party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu May 15. Tonight was the last viewing of political election advertisements prior to the election, and the Likud tried to portray One Israel's Ehud Barak as having a collection of extreme leftists and Arabs, including Arafat, as the forces behind the scenes motivating Barak's actions. Barak leads Netanyahu by some nine points in the most recent Israeli polls. In an effort to woe Russian immigrant voters the Likud has added Russian subtitles.