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April 20, 1984 - Image 4

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-04-20

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Friday, April 20, 1984


Confronting Middle East
issues in Washington


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The Jewish News
Washington correspondent

Washington — Republican Sena-
tor Bob Dole of Kansas, usually an ef-
fective and entertaining speaker,
badly bombed the other night when he
addressed more than 1,600 guests
attending a dinner at the 25th annual
Policy Conference of the American Is-
rael Public Affairs Committee
(AIPAC), the pro-Israel lobbying
organization in Washington.
He delivered a decidedly
"evenhanded" speech on U.S. policy in

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Terrorist cycle

The danger is that with the tragic frequency of these attacks we may
come to accept them as inevitable. But we must never become numb enough,
deadened enough to react with anything but outrage.

If there is any positive aspect at all to this increase in terrorism, it is in
the corresponding increase in awareness among the powers that be in
Washington, among the press and among the citizenry of this country that
dealing with the Arab psyche requires power and courage in addition to logic.
Surely there has been a renewed respect for Israel's dilemma and Israeli
methods in dealing with the Arab world in order to survive.

Day schools' progress

More than a quarter-century of serious concern with the educational
processes here now account for progress meriting recognition of dedicated
labors for the advancement of educational efforts for the youth in this

Three school systems operating as day schools have emerged as leaders
in maximizing teaching programs for the youth. The decisive step now
announced by Hillel Day School, formalizing planning for expansion of
facilities which will assure provisions for increased enrollment, is especially
significant as an emphasis of the progress made by the day school movement.
The planned cQnstruction of the William Davidson Wing to the Hillel Day
School is the encouraging move in the progressive efforts, with additional
wings already envisioned by Hillel's leaders.

The quarter-century of dedicated labors leading to the impressive role of
the Hillel Day School in American educational tasks recalls the interesting
background in the history of this progressive school. The new development for
the advancement of the school's needs serves to recall its foundation, which
was an inspiration from the Zionist Organization of America and the Detroit
District, as well as leaders in other areas in the community. Abe Kasle gave it
impetus, and early leaders in the movement included Leon Kay, Morris
Schaver, Wolf Snyder and Rabbi Jacob Segal. Carmi Slomovitz was the first
chairman of the Development Fund.

The beginnings were inspirations from leaders with vision, and the
current achievements are a credit to the community's understanding of the
basic educational needs. That is how progress is attained when there is both
vision and devoted identification with duty to assure maximum educational
services for the children.



What can be said about the latest terrorist attacks in Israel? That they
are deplorable? That hijacking buses and shooting men, women and children
on a Jerusalem street corner are the antithesis of civilized life?

And we must remember, and remind the free world, that this terrorism is
not directed only at Israel but at democracy. Even now the organizing
committee for the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles is preparing
against terrorism at the games. Millions of dollars are being spent; a security
force of more than 17,000 people is being organized to protect the 10,000
athletes expected to participate. This is the madness of our time.

night, Dole received a clearly cool, if
cordial, response. There were many;
negative comments.
He picked up his wife's briefcase
by mistake," one AIPAC delegate
commented, referring to Secretary of
Transportation Elizabeth Dole, a
former White House public affairs
liaison. Another person wryly said
that Senator Dole might have mis-
takenly thought he was speaking be-
fore the National Association of
Pro-Israeli Democrats attending
the dinner were pleased. Earlier in the
day, Vice President George Bush had
scored some points before the same
group when he lashed out against —
Democratic presidential candidates
Walter Mondale and Gary Hart for r
supposedly reacting so silently to the
Rev. Jesse Jackson's refusal to totally -
disassociate himself from a spate of
anti-Semitic comments made by Black
Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan.
Dole's remarks seemed to rein-
force the impression that the Republi-
cans also were far from perfect as far as
Israel was concerned. "If Dole was pre-
pared to say such things this year, be-
fore that group," one Democrat com-
mented, you can imagine what the
Republicans will do next year, when
they won't have to worry about getting
President Ronald Reagan is bar-
red by the Constitution from seeking a
third term in the White House. Demo-
cratic Representative Tony Coelho of
California, a young leader in the
House, warned the national Jewish
leaders who gathered at the Washing-
ton conference that Reagan would
simply roll over Israel during a second
four years in the White House.
That, of course, is a possibility, al-
though Administration officials deny
it. Israeli officials also are proclaiming
their confidence that that will not oc-
cur, given the increasingly improving
U.S.-Israeli strategic relationship.
Thus, they pointed out, without any

Bob Dole:
You might have thought he was speaking to
the Natio-nal Association of

the Middle East — not exactly what
his audience had expected to hear,
especially duringthis election year in
the United States.
In the process, he urged support
for U.S. arms sales to "moderate" Arab
states, for retaining the present loca-
tion of the U.S. Embassy in Israel and
for becoming more receptive to the
"legitimate interests" of the Palesti-
In contrast to the warm reception
given to Democratic Senator Daniel
Inouye of Hawaii, who spoke first that

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