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August 24, 1984 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-08-24

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Jewish Cent& hosts Maccabi Games 14
Orthodox Jew develops ice cream-like treat 25
Detroit founders recall beginning of.Bar-Ilan U. 45


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AUGUST 24, 1984

OP reaffirms
moral, strategic

ies to Israel

Dallas (JTA) — The Republican
national convention renominated
.Pratiident Reagan and Vice President
Getprge Bush and adopted a platform
thaVreaffirms the United States'
v dal and strategic relationship
,But while the Republican Party
will continue to stress the bipartisan
support for Israel, on domestic issues,
theplatform, which is the most con-
, servative in recent history, has some
€planks that have long been opposed
by most American Jews, particularly
school prayer.
However, the. Republicans, who
have made no secret that they expect
to make major gains in the Jewish
community this year, believe the
platform does contain a major selling
point, its strong opposition to quotas;
especially since the Democratic can-
didate, former Vice President Walter
Mondale, agreed to drop opposition to

quotas as a means of gaining' support
from the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Before dealing with the quota is-
sue, the platform includes the prom-
ised plank opposing anti-Semitism.
"The Republican Party reaffirms its
support of the pluralism and freedom
that have been part and parcel of this
great country: In so • doing, it re-
pudiates and completely disassoci-
ates itself from people, organizations,
publications and those entities which
promulgate the practice of any' form ,
of bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism or
religious intolerance."
The Democratic Party failed to
adopt a similar resolution at its con-
vention or at the national committee
meeting following the convention.
However, the executive committee of
the national committee, at the urg-
ing of Mondale, approved such a reso-
lution tWo weeks ago in a telephone





A former fur contractor
and restaurant owner
develops a kosher
frozen dessert treat ..
that's • revolutionizing
the ice.cream industry.

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Special to The Jewish News

Story on Page 25

Presiiiiiiilleagan.and Vice President Bush pose forlhis official White House photograph
on the eve of their re-election campaign.


*On school prayer, the platform
says: "We hate enacted legislation to
•guarantee equal access to student
facilities by student religious groups.
Mindful of our religious diversity, we
reaffirm our commitment to the free-
dom of religion and speech guaran-
teed by the Constitution of the
United States and firmly support the
rights of students to openly engage in
voluntary prayer in schools."
The Republican platform also
favors a Constitutional Convention
to adopt an amendment to the Con-
stitution requiring a balanced, fed-
eral budget, which the organized
Jewish 'community has strongly' op-
Jewish groups have opposed a
Constitutional Convention because
they fear it could begin rewriting the
Constitution, including the First
Amendment guarantees of religious
freedom which have been so vital to
Jewish security in the United States.
While the Republican plank under-
lines the word "only" to stress that
just the budget restriction would be
addressed, some Constitutional ex-
perts have argued that a Constitu-
tional Convention could not be
limited to one issue.
In the .Middle East section, the
platform stresses that a strong Israel,
aided by the United States, is "the
main obstacle to Soviet domination of


the region" and "the sovereignty, se
curity and integrity of the Stitt) of
Israel is. a moral imperative_
The platform stresses that
"Jerusalem should remain an undi-
vided city," but it does not call it. the
capital of Israel as does the Demo-
cratic platform. The Republicans also
ignored the Democratic call for mov-
ing the U.S. Embassy in Israel from
Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
There is no mention of U.S. arms
supplies to Saudi Arabia or other
moderate Arab countries. The, Demo-
cratic platform oppOses the sale of
sophisticated Weapons to Arab coun-
tries who have refused to negotiate
peace with Israel.

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