100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library at bentley.ref@umich.edu

July 15, 1983 - Image 12

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-07-15

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

12

Friday, July 15, 1983

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Israel Prospects Better in '84 U.S. Election

the

GI

WASHINGTON — If pre- winner. Baker's positions chwitz should be of ut-
sent trends continue there have been decidedly less most priority in the
could be a bumper crop of favorable.
American Jewish com-
In Iowa, another munity. A number of his
pro-Israel Senators elected
next year whose support young, attractive Demo- potential DeMocratic
would augment a solid core cratic Representative, challengers have fine
of friends not up for re- Tom Harkin, will be chal- Israel-related positions
election in 1984. Some of lenging a Republican in- and records. In the Se-
these potential additions cumbent, Roger Jepsen. nate, however, seniority
would more than offset the Jepsen, whose flip-flop and key chairmanships
declining support of such on the Saudi AWACS sale are crucial, and Bos-
former stalwarts as Sena- was a great disappoint- chwitz's race deserves
tors Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) and ment to the Jewish com- major attention.
Tom Eagleton (D-Mo.)
munity, is reportedly in
A race rivaling Min-
There are a number of trouble back home over nesota in importance is
impressive challengers who his inconsistency.
shaping up in Illinois where
are currently touted as hav-
Harkin, who serves on the Senator Charles Percy,
You cant enjoy jewelry if its sitting in your safe
ing at least an even chance
House Committee on Sci- chairman of the Foreign Re-
deposit box. Sell it for immediate cash. We pur-
of defeating incumbents. ence and Technology, re- lations Committee, will be
chase fine gems, Diamonds and Gold Jewelry.
Perhaps the safest bet is cently visited Israel and re- facing a tough primary
Rep. Al Gore, Jr. of Tennes- turned genuinely impressed challenge from three-term
A service to private owners, banks and estates.
see, who will be vying for by Israel's scientific and Representative Tom Corco-
Call 642-5575.
the seat left open by retiring technological achievements ran. If Percy surmounts this
Majority Leader Howard and the need for closer hurdle, his most likely and
est 1919
Baker.
strongest Democratic oppo-
U.S.-Israel relations.
Gore, the son of a former
In New Hampshire, in- nent, according to recent
Senator, is an articulate, cumbent Republican Gor- polls, will be Representa-
30400 Telegraph Road
charismatic
four-term don Humphrey will be tive Paul Simon.
Suites 104, 134
Representative with an im- strongly challenged by
Simon, who will formally
Birmingham, Mi. 48010
peccable record on Israel- Democratic Representative announce his candidacy
(313) 642-5575
related issues. If the Repub- Norm D'Amours. Hum- shortly, is one of the most
LAWRENCE M. ALLAN
lican Governor of the state phrey's negative record is in experienced and respected
fit
5:30,
Sat.
til
4:30
Hours (44
President
decides not to contest the sharp contrast to D'Amours members of the House.
GEMOLOGIST DIAMONTOLOGIST
seat, Gore looks like a sure consistent support. John Simon is considered to be a
Durkin, a former Demo- real threat to unseat Percy,
cratic Senator who has also and his pro-Israel record is
been seeking the Demo- in sharp contrast to Percy's.
cratic nomination, is now
Such outstanding suppor-
contemplating a House race ters of stronger U.S.-Israel
— thereby decreasing the ties as Carl Levin of Michi-
prospect of a bitter, divisive
gan, Bill Bradley of New
primary benefitting the in-
Jersey, Max Baucus of Mon-
cumbent.
tana, and Joe Biden of De-
In Minnesota, Republican laware look safe — at this
Rudy Boschwitz's re- time — for re-election. Bi-
election prospects look de- den, in particular, could
221 North Main St., Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
cidedly better according to have an easy time if Dela-
541-8830
recent polls. Boschwitz, ware's Republican Gover-
chairman of the Near East nor, Pete Dupont, takes
subcommittee of the himself out of the race.
Foreign Relations Commit-
Looking at the Senate
tee, has been a staunch sup- after the 1984 elections,
porter of Israel as being in there is a good chance the
the best interests of the Democrats could regain
United States.
control, now held by the
The re-election of the majority Republicans
Jewish, Berlin-born Bos- 51-46. This depends a

ORCHESTRA

345-7139

541-7651

If you're not
wearing it, sell it.

DIAMOND
LINCOLN/MERCURY, INC.

"The New Name in Town
Where the Smart Money Buys"

YOUNG? JEWISH? 7-15 YRS.?
THINKING About the summertime blahs? WHY?

COME & JOIN US FOR SUMMER FUN

at

CAMP TAMARACK &
CAMP MAAS!

SOME

SPACES STILL
OPEN

2nd & 3rd SESSIONS—

FOR A SUMMER YOUR
CHILD WON'T FORGET

Call Fresh Air
Society at
661-0600 for
further
information and
assistance.

great deal on the decision
of three Democratic gov-
ernors as to whether they
will seek Senate seats.
They are Governor
Joseph Brennan in
Maine who would cer-
tainly give Senator
William Cohen a tough
fight; Governor Richard
Lamm of Colorado, who
now beats Senator Bill
Armstrong head-to-head
in recent polls and Gov-
ernor William Winter of
Mississippi who should
easily defeat Senator
Thad CochrSn, assuming
no major black candidate
is on the ballot.
Should the Senate change
hands, the next Majority
Leader would be Robert C.
Byrd of West Virignia
whose strong pro-Israel
stance the past two years
would be decidedly prefera-
ble to the retiring Howard
Baker's inattention. The
new Deputy Leader or the
"Whip," Alan Cranston (as-
suming he is not the Demo-
cratic Presidential
nominee) would be a sub-
stantial improvement over
the current number two
man, Ted Stevens of Alaska.
Should the Republicans
retain control, Sen. Bob
Dole of Kansas has the in-
side track for the Majority
Leadership. Dole, whose
support has flagged a bit re-
cently, would still appear to
be an improvement over
Baker.
All in all then, the 1984
elections will hopefully re-
sult in stronger support for
Israel in the U.S. Senate.

Actress Finishes
Double NY Swim

NEW YORK (JTA) — A
26-year-old unemployed
Jewish actress has become
the first person to swim
twice around Manhattan Is-
land, completing the two
_28-mile round trips in about
21 1/2 hours.
Julie Ridge, who last per-
formed in the long-running
Broadway musical "Oh Cal-
cutta," emerged from the
polluted East River about
7:45 p.m. Monday night.
She entered the river at
10:45 p.m. Sunday and
treaded water between 6
a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday to
allow for tide changes.
Emerging from the water,
Ridge told reporters, "I feel
terrific. I wanted to do
something no one has ever
done and there are not
many things left in life you
can be first at."

Bias Perceived
in Israeli Media

JERUSALEM (JNI) —
Nearly one-third of those
surveyed in a recent public
opinion poll think Israel
television is the most politi-
cally biased sector of the
media, with a leftward
slant. Kol Yisroel (Israel
Radio) was also perceived as
leftist, but by only 15.6 per-
cent of all respondents.
The best marks for news
coverage were awarded to
Galei Zahal, the army radio
station, which was not seen
as biased in any direction.

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan