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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-03-16

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U.S. religious war in an election year
Readers blast Rev. Jesse Jackson 5
1984 Campaign closing nears 11

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Jewish support asked for Jordan arms

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THE JE lv istiNENIT

SERVING DETROIT'S METROPOLITAN JEWISH COMMUNITY

THIS ISSUE 40c

MARCH 16, 1984

the Jews take Hart?

Michigan, Illinois are crucial

By ALAN HITSKY
News Editor

Michigan and Illinois will play
key roles in the next four days to an-
swer political pundits and Jewish
communal observers' questions about
the meteoric rise of Democratic
Presidential candidate Gary Hart.
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Last Tuesday's Democratic pri-
mary elections and caucuses were crit-
ical for both Hart and
early front-runner
Walter Mondale, but
Detroit attorney
Maurice Binkow be-
lieves that Satur-
day's Democratic
Party caucus in
Michigan and Tues-
Gary Hart
day's primary in Il-
is seeking
linois will make the
an upset
difference
between
in Michigan.
Hart becoming the
party's clear choice or the Democrdts
facing a bitter convention battle next
summer.
Binkow, who supports the candi-
dacy of Senator John Glenn, said,
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"Hart was an unknown three weeks
ago. Now he's the front-runner. It

shows that people are unhappy with
Mondale."
Paul Zuckerman,, a strong Mon-
i.
dale backer, believes Hart's early suc-
. cesses will fade. He won in small New
England states with small turnouts,"

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Zuckerman said. "They don't have
enough population to cover Detroit.
Mondale spent the early campaign
criticizing Reagan's policies" and Zuc-
kerman expects Mondale to gain
strength as Mondale and Hart begin
debating the issues.
Binkow believes all the remain-
ing Democratic candidates have
strong records of support for Israel.
"The Denver Jewish community feels
he is very strong on Jewish issues,"
Binkow said. But people haven't yet
had a chance to look at his whole re-
cord.
"General issues have a bearing on
the Jewish community and on Israel.
Does he believe the same things
McGovern did? (Hart was Sen. George
McGovern's 1972 Presidential cam-
paign manager.) That would give a
great deal of latitude to the Russians."
Binkow characterized any neo-
insolationist policy in the U.S. as bad
for America and bad for Israel. You
can't give Russia free reign
everywhere but in the Middle East. I
don't know what Hart's positions are,
but he will have to be questioned
closely.
Zuckerman believes that Mondale
will gain on Hart on the basis of his
foreign and domestic policy experi-
ence. "Hart has never been involved in
world politics," he said. "He will de-
light our enemies and leave our allies

in shock and resentment. Mondale
understands world leaders and world
politics. Grinning, charm and waving
arms does not a President make."
Zuckerman added that he expects
Mondale to challenge Hart strongly in
the industrial states: Michigan, Il-
linois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New
York. He claimed that Mondale has
strong positions on domestic issues
while Hart is "myopic on those topics."
Binkow has hopes for his own
candidate in the industrial Midwest.
"Glenn is from this area and should do
well over the weekend. He is a moder-
ate who is strong on defense. There
may be a major assessment very

soon," Binkow said, "but as long
as Glenn is in I will support him. I like
him on the issues, both domestic and
foreign."
In gauging the Detroit area
Jewish community, Binkow said, "You
can't put blinders on. You can't say,
`They voted for Israel here. They voted
for Israel there.' Hart is a question
mark.
"My personal view is people who
didn't like Mondale are looking for al-
ternatives. They are looking for some-
body who can beat Reagan.
"It won't make a major difference
if Mondale wins Michigan. Illinois will

Continued on Page 8

The Jewish News sold;
Slomovitzes to stay on

U.S. says embassy move
Would ignite M.E. rioting

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The
o, State Department has refused to
comment on a report that Secretary of
•;,. State George Shultz has warned Con-
gress that if it approves legislation
moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel
from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, it could
lead to anti-American violence in the
Islamic world.
State Department spokesman
■ ••
John Hughes said that Lawrence Eag-
leburger, Undersecretary of State for
Political Affairs, made the Reagan
Administration's position "plain"
when he testified before the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee on Feb.
23 against the bill introduced by Sen.
Daniel Moynihan (D-N.Y.) which

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would require the move.
Eagleburger said that moving the
embassy to Jerusalem "would serve
only to undermine our ability to play
an effective role in the Middle East
peace process."
Moynihan argued, however, that
the move would contribute to peace
since it would end any doubt in the
minds of the enemies of Israel as the
commitment of the United States to
the permanence of the state of Israel."
At the Senate hearing, Sen.
Charles Percy (R-Ill.), the committee
chairman, read a letter from Shultz in
which he said the legislation would
interfere with President's constitu-
tional right to conduct foreign policy.

Gary Rosenblatt, Philip Slomovitz, Carmi Slomovitz and Charles Buerger.

The Jewish News was sold this
week to a Baltimore-based group of in-
vestors.
The new publisher and principal
owner is Charles A. Buerger, who is also
publisher of the Baltimore Jewish
Times, Maryland's largest weekly pub-
lication. Buerger, 45, has named Gary
Rosenblatt, the 37-year-old editor of the
Baltimore Jewish Times, to the addi-
tional position of editor of The Jewish
News.
Philip Slomovitz, the founding

editor and publisher of The Jewish
News and acknowledged dean of Ameri-
can Jewish journalism, as of this week
will become Editor Emeritus of The
Jewish News and will continue his
popular weekly column, "Purely Corn-.
mentary," as well as other editorial
duties. His son, Carmi Slomovitz, will
continue as Business Manager, a post he
has held for 28 years.
"We are proud and excited to be-
come a part of Detroit's vibrant Jewish

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