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October 19, 1984 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-10-19

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HMC formally opens on Sunday

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Democratic, G.O.P. positions compared

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mew SPACE programs aid Detroiters in transition

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Max Kaplansky's palette and chisel

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OCTOBER 19, 1984

SERVING DETROIT'S METROPOLITAN JEWISH COMMUNITY

U.S. may wipe out
Part of Israeli debt

Administration and
Songress suggest $500
million moratorium

Washington (JTA) — The Reagan
*Administration asserted this week
that Israel could postpone repayment
of $500 milllion in debt to the United
States without asking for American
approval, although the Administra-
tion feels this step will not be neces-
sary.
Under the law which provided
-4U.S. loan aid to Israel "there can be
late payment if viewed as necessary,"
'State Department deputy spokesman
Alan Romberg said. He added that this
would mean additional interest costs.
Romberg was trying to clear up
the confusion that occurred when Is-
raeli Premier Shimon Peres told his
Cabinet that during his visit to Wash-
kngton last week the Administration
agreed to a postponement of the re-

payment for three months. However,
Administration officials said no
agreement was made, although sev-
eral means of dealing with Israel's
economic problems were discussed.
Romberg pointed to a statement
made by Secretary of State George
Shultz, who noted that Israel's cash
flow problem is immediately benefited
by the Administration's agreement to
provide Israel with $1.2 billion in eco-
nomic grants for 1985 "up front," in
the beginning of the fiscal year which
started Oct. 1 rather than through
quarterly allocations.
"Their basic cash position is vas-
tly improved by that very fact, and so
we will look at the flow of funds and go
in for that analysis," Shultz said. "I
think if the strong steps are taken
(to control the economy) as Mr. Peres
outlined there shouldn't be any prob-
lems."
Shultz added that "various ways"

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Sosnick

CLOSF

48TH DISTRICT
ELECTION BECOMES
MIDDLE EAST
MICROCOSM

An Arab and a Jew are
opposing each other as
judicial candidates.

BY ALAN HITSKY

See Story On Page 14

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Blanchard
awarded JNF
Tree of Life

BY HEIDI PRESS
Local News Editor

Michigan Gov. James J. Blan-
chard received the Jewish National
Fund's highest honor, the Tree of Life
Award, at a testimonial dinner Tues-
day evening at Cong. Shaarey Zedek.
Speaking to nearly 400 dinner
guests, which included politicians and

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Synagogues
37
Women's News
58

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