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November 07, 1980 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-11-07

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Congratulations to President-Elect RONALD
REAGAN and Vice-President Elect GEORGE
BUSH with hopes and prayers that the years
under their leadership will be marked by
achievements attaining highest socio-
economic standards for America and the pav-
ing of roads leading to peace for all mankind.


Ron-ald Reagan

George Bush

Greetings to
General Assembly
Delegates From
U.S. and

General Assembly
as Rallying
Symbol for
American and
World Jewries

Pages 1 to 10
in This Issue

Commentary, Page 2

VOL. LXXVIII, No. 10 17515 W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075


$15 Per Year: This Issue 35c

November 7, 1980 -

Reagan's Victory Acclaimed;
Conservative Trend Is Seen


Albert Spiegel, the Los Angeles lawyer who headed the Coalition for
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jubilant Jewish Republicans hailed Ronald
Reagan-Bush of which Cummings and Detroit's Max Fisher were honorary
Reagan's sweep to the Presidency while downcast Democrats were depressed by
co-chairmen, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, We are confident that Gov-
control of the U.S. Senate unexpectedly passing to the Republicans.
ernor Reagan as President will fulfill his commitments to the people of the
Reagan's victory statement in which he said he was pledging "my sacred
United States including its Jewish community."
oath" to maintain his campaign commitments was praised by Republican lead-
In New York, industrialist George Klein, a national co-chairman of the
ers as indicative of his all out support for Israel's security and sovereignty and
coalition, pointed out that Reagan received the "highest percentage of the
unified Jerusalem. Some caution the makeup of the Reagan Administration is
Jewish vote of any Republican Presidential candidate in history." He attributed
unknown and commitments may be altered.
this to Reagan's. "strong pro-Israel positions," his views on the national economy
Theodore Cummings, the retired Los Angeles businessman who was
and military preparedness.
regarded as the closest of Reagan's Jewish friends, is understood to be
A Democratic view was presented by Alfred Moses, the Washington lawyer
the only Jew in the President-elect's inner circle that will determine the
who serves as President Carter's liaison with the Jewish community. Moses told
makeup of Reagan's transition team that will take over from the Carter
the JTA that it was too early to analyze the Jewish vote. However, he noted,
Administration. Cabinet selections will come late this month or early in
"There were defections among Jews as among all constituent groups" of the
December. Cummings has spoken with complete confidence that Reagan
Democratic Party. "It is hard to say whether this is an aberation or a longer term
will maintain his consistent support
trend," he said.
for Israel's security and its strategic
Independent candidate John An-
importance to the United States. The
derson's national coordinator for the
transition team reportedly includes
Jewish community, former Detroiter
Gerald Ford, Gen. Alexander Haig,
Aaron Rosenbaum, estimated that
Richard Allen, Henry Kissinger, How-
18-20 percent of the Jewish vote across
ard Baker and Prof. Eugene Rostow.
Notable Increases at "Honigman Event" — See Page 20

Allied Jewish Campaign Opens
With New Record for Generosity

(Continued on Page 22)


49th General Assembly

Detroit, Michigan • Nov. 12-16, 1980

The Jewish News joins the communities of
Metropolitan Detroit in greeting you and
wishing your success in all your delibera-
As the most representative Jewish move-
ment in North America, your consideration

of the major issues challenging world Jewry
makes this General Assembly a series of
meetings of the utmost seriousness.
May ye the hands of Jewish leadership be
strengthened as a consequence of the plan-
ning to be pursued during the coming week.

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