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November 07, 1986 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-11-07

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Twinkle
Little Star

Volume Of
Volumes

Page 59

.Page 34

THE JEWISH NEWS

THIS ISSUE 50c

SERVING DETROIT'S JEWISH COMMU IITY

Senate Races Buoy
Support For Israel

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Election analysts believe Israel's strong support in
the U.S. Senate was increased at the polls

ALAN HITSKY

News Editor

Jewish political action commit-
tees around the United States were
exuberant Wednesday in the wake of
Tuesday's election results in the U.S.
Senate. Spokesmen for PACs in both
Washington and Detroit were upbeat
over the number of pro-Israel Sena-
tors who were elected, and by the
choices the Jewish PACs made in
choosing which candidates to sup-
port.
Richard Altman, head of the
National PAC (NATPAC) in Wash-
ington, told The Jewish. News that
his organization contributed more
than $1 million to political candi-
dates in 1986. NATPAC made con-
tributions to candidates in 31 of the
34 Senate races nationwide,and 27 of
its 31 candidates were elected.

Economic
Club Hosts
Shimon Peres

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Staff Report

Shimon Peres, Israel's foreign
minister and vice premier, will make
a whistle-stop visit to Detroit next
Friday to address the Economic Club
of Detroit.
Peres will fly in from Chicago,
where he is scheduled Thursday
night to address the 3,000 delegates
to the Council of Jewish Federations'
General Assembly. He will spend 45
minutes in Detroit before jetting to
New York in time for the start of
Shabbat.
The Economic Club arranged for
Peres' appearance, according to
president Wes Johnson. The former
Israel prime minister's visit is "a
compliment to our city and our
club," he said.
Peres will speak on "Israel's
Economy — A Progress Report." He
will address members of the Eco-
nomic Club and their guests at the
Westin Hotel.

A second spokesman for NAT-
PAC said that most of the candi-
dates it supported were incumbents.
NATPAC is a single-issue group,
basing its support on the candidate's
backing of Israel. Even in cases
where a NATPAC candidate lost, the
spokesman said, the winner has a
positive record on support for Israel.
As examples, the spokesman pointed
to the Senate races in Florida and
Washington where Republican in-
cumbents Paula Hawkins and Slade
Gorton were defeated. "(Former
Florida Governor) Bob Graham will
be just as good as Hawkins," he said,
"and Brock Adams will be just as
positive as Gorton."
The successful defense of his Se-
nate seat by Steven D. Symms in
Idaho was seen as a loss by many,
but NATPAC took a positive ap-
proach. "Gov. John Evans has been
better on Israel, but Symms has
been very, very positive in recent
statements and his recent votes have
been better," the spokesman said.
"Fantastic, tremendous, super"
were the adjectives used by Morris
Amitay to describe the Senate re-
sults. Amitay heads the Washington
PAC and is former head of the
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee. He said the "only race
we lost" was Evans vs. Symms, and
"if you look, we gained a whole list
of pro-Israel senators who are more
supportive of Israel than those they
replaced."

HOLOCAUST
CENTER
RETROSPECTIVE

.

Two years after its opening, the
Holocaust Memorial Center is a
sparkling community jewel .. .
with a few nagging flaws

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Continued on Page 28

Amazing Marketplace .
Births
Wolf Blitzer
Entertainment
Fashioning New Bonds
Obituaries
Single Life
Synagogues
Torah Portion
Weddings
Women

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