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October 03, 1980 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-10-03

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Friday, October 3, 1980

Governor Reagan
has been pro-Israel
since that nation's
creation in 1948.

Los Angeles Times, May 1980

Governor Reagan's views on
Israel, the Middle East, and
the economy are not campaign
rhetoric. .,

A Record of Support
for the Jewish
Community and Israel.

In 1948, long before he became
Governor of California, he re-
signed from the Lakeside Country
Club in Los Angeles because it
refused membership to a Jew. In
1967, at a pro-Israel rally at the
Hollywood Bowl, he forcefully
expressed his concern for Israel's
safety during the six-day war. In
1971, he was instrumental in en-
acting a California law, one of the
first in the United States, autho-
rizing banks and savings institu-
tions to buy and invest in State of
Israel bonds. Other states followed
California's example, dramatically
enhancing the sales of Israel
bonds in this country. That same
year, Israel's Medallion of Valor
was conferred on Governor Reagan
at an Israel Bonds Dinner.
In a speech before the B'nai
B'rith Convention on September 3,
1980, Governor Reagan reaffirmed
his strong support for Israel.
He declared:
Israel is a major strategic
asset to America and a strong,
secure Israel is clearly in Amer-
ica's self interest. To weaken
Israel is to destabilize the Middle
East and risk the peace of the
whole world. As our democratic
ally, Israel must continue to
receive economic and defense
The PLO is a terrorist orga-
nization whose leadership is
committed to violence and ag-

gression against Israel.
The United States should not
try to force a peace settlement _
upon Israel and her neighbors.
Rather, the terms of a settlement
should be decided in accordance
with the United Nations Resolu-
tions 242 and 338. Resolutions in
the United Nations which under-
mine. Israel's positions and iso-
late her people should be vetoed
because they undermine progress
toward peace.
Jerusalem is now, and should
continue to be, one city; un-
divided, with continuing free
access for all.
Governor ,Reagan's views on
the Middle East are based on long-
term policies, not short-term poli-
tics. He has been a friend of Israel
for more than 30 years and his
record is one of long-standing
principles and commitments.
The election of Ronald
Reagan as president will place
a strong reliable leader in the
White House instead of the man
who sits there right now.

The Hallmark of
a Reagan Administration
will be Economic

Ronald Reagan showed his
mettle as Governor of California.
He turned a $194 million state
budget deficit into a $554 million
surplus. During his two terms as
Governor the state's inflation rate
was lower than that in the rest of
the country. He reduced taxes and
slowed down the growth of state
The kind of Governor Ronald
Reagan was tells us a good deal
about the kind of President he will

be. A President capable of drawing
top talent to his administration,
to help pinpoint where govern-
ment programs can be made more
efficient, and to balance the bud-
get in order to bring down the
inflation rate that's been adversely
affecting all Americans, especially
older Americans on fixed incomes.
When Ronald Reagan says he
will stiinulate productivity, check
inflation, and strive to balance the
federal budget you just know he's
talking the language and artic-
ulating the philosophy that has
been consistently his.
That's why Americans trust
him. You have a clear choice in
this year's election. And that
choice should be based on trust.
It is hoped that you and other
thoughtful American's will re-
member the key word: TRUST.
Compare Ronald Reagan's long-
term policies with Jimmy Carter's
short-term politics. Evaluate the
performance of Washington's do-
mestic and foreign policies over
the last 3 1/2 years. When you DO,
you'll know that the time for
Reagan is INDEED, now

The time is now
for Reagan.

Reagan & Bush.

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