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August 29, 1986 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-08-29

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"Where You Come First"

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`Unholy' Slap
At AIPAC

Your reprint of The New
Republic article (Aug. 8) by
Robert Kuttner, and its title
"Unholy Alliance," though it
raised points of some validity,
creates for our community
unwarranted negative impli-
cations about AIPAC, its
members and activities. -
Even to suggest that the
pro-Israel community is in an
"unholy alliance" with any
political faction is an insult
to Jewish intelligence and
ignores the broad spectrum of
legitimate political ideology
within our community and
across our country.
The first letter of AIPAC is
"A". It stands for America.
We feel we act as Americans •
for Americans. We are not
just single issue people cap-
tive of any group.
Since when have liberals or
conservatives ever had a
franchise on the votes and
money of the Jewish commu-
nity? Jewish liberals have
always been and still are on
the front edge of human and
civil rights movements and
are heavily involved with
political and charitable ef-
forts to aid the poor.
Kuttner's conspiratorial in-
sinuations about the political
complexion of the leadership
of AIPAC is not only totally
untrue and misleading, but it
leads to an unsupportable
conclusion. In 1985, early
money went into several Re-
publican races either because
the candidate has such a high
profile in our community and
is the chairman of a key
committee as in the case of
Bob Packwood; or is a key
pro-Israel activist and in a
threatened position for re-
election as in the case of Bob
Kasten. The simple rule of
life here is that "if you want
to have a friend you have got
to be a friend." Loyalty is an
old American and Jewish
trait.
Nonetheless, by the end of
1986, at the end of this elec-
toral cycle, one can safely
predict that at least 70 per-
cent of pro-Israel PAC money
will have gone to Democrats
— fully reflecting the politi-
cal cross-section•of our com-
munity. What shift to the
right?
rt Having said all the above,
one fact stands taller than
anything else: With the
stakes so high in billions of
dollars of grant aid, and mas-
sive proposed arms sales to
Israel's enemies and revolu-
tionary changes in policy like
the U.S.-Israel Free Trade
Agreement, it doesn't take a
mathematician to discover
that only a coalition that
comprises the overwhelming
majority of the House and
Senate will carry the day.
One can't have it both ways
— every hand of friendship
and support in Congress and
the Administration is an im-
portant one. •
Finally, AIPAC supports no
candidates. Its members may,
should and do as part of

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Reagan Peace
Plan Criticized

The Reagan Administra-
tion insists Reagan's peace
plan of 1982 should be the
basis for negotiations be-
tween Israel and the Arab
states. Ronald Reagan back
in January 1980 in a Detroit
News interview was asked:
"Should an independent
Palestine be recognized?" His
answer then: "I don't think
this whole propaganda is fair.
Palestine, as a British Man-
date, was divided into Jordan
and Israel. Jordan is 80 per-
cent of Palestine ... The
Palestinians are Arabs, they
speak that language, I think
they have a heritage in a
number of countries . ..."
Now we hear a different
story from President Reagan.
Now in his "peace" plan he
calls for -Israel to give up
Gaza and Judea-Samaria, the
area west of the Jordan River
in the heart of Israel. Those
territories, he says, will pro-
vide a "homeland" to solve
"the Palestinian problem."
This, the President claims,
will bring "peace and secu-
rity" to Israel. .
Between 1949 and 1967
that territory was in Jorda-
nian and Egyptian control.
During that time from those
areas there were 971
murder-and-sabotage mis-
sions carried out by Arab ter-
rorists crossing the armistice
lines into Israel. In addition
there was extensive artillery
shelling of Israel. Altogether,
521 Israelis were killed and
1,487 wounded in these at-
tacks, besides the heavy
property damage.
When the Arabs seized that
territory in 1948, they killed
nearly all the Jews of the
farms and villages of the Ju-
dean hills and drove out all
Jews from Jerusalem's Old
City. Entry of any Jews to
visit their Holy Places, even
as tourists, was forbidden
during the Arab occupation.
Should Reagan succeed and
Israel loses that area, Israel
would again be almost split
in two — its heavily popu-
lated and industrialized mid-
section would be only about
ten miles wide and its high-
ways and airways exposed to
attack ...
Reagan's proposals for a
second Arab Palestinian state
will guarantee, not peace, but
further war and bloodshed.
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