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February 27, 1987 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-02-27

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"Where You Come First"

ARE YOU OUT OF CONTROL?

Kosins

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Friday, February 27, 1987

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Chairperson
President
Edwin Shifrin
Dr. Gerald A. Teller
Vice Chairperson Director
Matilda Rubin
Renee Wohl

epublican Senator
Jesse Helms of North
Carolina, a leader of
the conservative rightwing of
American politics, will be
honored this summer at a din-
ner in New York sponsored by
the Lubavitch leaders of
Moshav Kiryat Gat and their
American Jewish supporters.
In summer, 1985, he had
toured that moshav during
his first and so far only visit
to Israel and he was very im-
pressed. The senator, who has
emerged as a powerful voice
in Washington, seems to feel
rather comfortable with the
Orthodox strain of Israel and -
American Jewry. They now
plan to formally honor him.
Helms was for years
strongly disliked by the
mainstream of the American
Jewish community because of
his extremely conservative
views on such issues as prayer
in schools and abortion as
well as because of his opposi-
tion to foreign aid for Israel.
But lately, there has been a
political conversion, as far as
Israel is concerned.
His 10-day stay in Israel
certainly appeared to have a
significant influence on him.
While in Israel, he met with
Yitzhak Shamir, Shimon
Peres, Moshe Arens and other
leaders as well as with many
average Israelis.
"I believe that Israel is
vital to the survival of
Western civilization," Helms
told a largely Jewish audience
last May.
Last month, Helms de-
feated Republican Senator
Richard Lugar of Indiana for
the important position as
ranking minority member of
the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee. During the six
years that the Republicans
controlled the majority in the
Senate, Lugar served as
chairman of the powerful
Foreign Relations Committee
even though Helms out-
ranked him in seniority.
Helms had pledged to his
tobacco farming constituents
in North Carolina that he
would become chairman of
the Agriculture Committee
instead.
The Democrats regained
control of the Senate in the
elections last November and
this time Helms decided to
use his seniority to seek the
ranking slot on the Foreign
Relations Committee, rather
than Agriculture. Lugar, a
moderate Republican, ran
against him. Their Senate
colleagues, bowing to the
tradition of seniority, voted to
allow Helms to accept that

position. Democratic Senator
Claiborne Pell of Rhode
Island has replaced Lugar as
chairman of the panel.
Thus, Helms is today a real
force in Washington. Already,
he has kicked out virtually all
of the former middle-of-the-
road Republican staffers on
the Committee, bringing in
his own ideologically-pure
team, led by his long-time
personal foreign policy aide,
Dr. Jim Lussier. This has sent
shock waves through the
State Department; to protest
State Department policies,
Helms has held up ambassa-
dorial and other senior State
Department nominations
which require Senate confir-
mation.
Helms, until recently, was
never regarded as very friend-
ly toward Israel. He always
voted against the U.S. foreign
aid legislation, and Israel is
the single largest recipient of
economic and military as-
sistance. He was also out-
spoken in criticizing various
Israeli policies, and once even
called for severing diplomatic
relations.
In contrast is Helms'
speech on Israel last May. "I
once thought that some por-
tions of the West Bank were
negotiable in the search for a
settlement," he said. "But
with the massive military
build-up in Syria in the past
six years, aided and directed
by the Soviets, I do not see
how any part of the territory
now administered by Israel
can be given up."
According to Washington
insiders, Helms' transforma-
tion was the result of several
factors.
For one thing, other mem-
bers of the religious right
were also becoming more pro-
Israel during these same
years. They felt more comfort-
able with the more conser-
vative policies of Menachem
Begin and the Likud. Many
of the leading fundamentalist
preachers in America — the
Rev. Pat Robertson and the
Rev. Jerry Falwell, to name
two of the most important —
were returning from visits to
Israel with strongly suppor-
tive positions. They certainly
had an influence on many
rightwing lawmakers, in-
cluding Helms.
For Helms, there was also
some domestic political
advantage in getting the
pro-Israeli community off his
back. He narrowly won re-
election in 1984. The Amer-
ican Jewish community had
strongly supported his Demo-
cratic opponent, Governor

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