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September 25, 1987 - Image 51

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-09-25

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chief lobbyist for the Anti-
Defamation League of the
B'nai B'rith.
"We testified in support of
this legislation over the years,
and we worked with the Jap-
anese-American Citizens
League to organize support
for the bill."
The bill provides compensa-
tion of $20,000 per individual
for thousands of Japanese
who were held in camps dur-
ing the war.
It also formally repudiates
the idea that the presence of
Japanese-Americans on the
West Coast constituted a
security risk for the United
States.

A Jewish Cast .

It's been a tough few weeks
for presidential candidate Joe
Biden. The Democratic sena-
tor from Delaware, plagued by
charges of plagiarism in his
speeches and in law school,
faced the press last week and
admitted doing "something
very stupid 23 years ago?'
Several active supporters of
Biden's bid for the White
House expressed disappoint-
ment at his response to the
charges.
Meanwhile, Biden has
emerged as the candidate
with the most conspicuously
Jewish staff—a fact that has
been aggressively pointed out
to reporters in the Jewish
press.
It was reported in June in
this column that several staf-
fers from the American Israel
Public Affairs Committee
(AIPAC) - had jumped to the
Biden campaign. Now, it ap-
pears, Biden's national cam-
paign staff roster has an even
more pronounced Jewish cast
to it. No less than five former
AIPAC staffers are now on the
Biden team in key positions.
In addition, the candidate's
all-important National
Finance Committee is well
stocked with AIPAC activists
and regional United Jewish
Appeal leaders. "Other can-
didates pass muster with
Jewish voters,' according to
one Biden worker and a
former AIPACer who has an
understandable bias when it
comes to comparing presiden-
tial hopefuls. "They've
generally voted the right way
on Israel—but only Joe Biden
has areco of leadership:'
This Biden staffer also in-
sisted that his candidate, a
Catholic representing a state
with a negligible Jewish
population, has supported
Israel out of genuine belief,
not political considerations—

although the long list of
presidential hopefuls is
crowded with other can-
didates from states with
small Jewish populations.
Just about all of them make
the same claim.
Joel Boyarsky, a UJA mover
and shaker from New York, is
B-iden's national finance
chairman, and Michael Adler,
a former top figure in AIPAC,
is a member of the finance
committee. A number of
members of UJA's Young
Leadership Cabinet are now
counted among Blden's
troops.
But there were indications
that the Biden campaign had
failed to catch fire with
Jewish voters even before the
flap over the candidate's law-
school plagiarism, a failure
that mirrors the apathy that
Biden has encountered
among the American elec-
torate as a whole. "It's a fun-
ny sort of campaign," said a
staffer for the campaign of
one of Biden's rivals.
"Everyone expected someone
to really begin pulling ahead
of the pack by now. But that
hasn't happened. I'm afraid
we all may be boring the
public to death?'

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Con Man/Rabbi
Resurfaces

Washington (JTA) — A man
claiming to be a rabbi
allegedly swindled dozens of
people last fall and winter,
and seems to have resurfaced
in Washington, busy as ever.

The Washington Jewish
Week reports that a man call-
ing himself Rabbi Herbert
Opalek allegedly rented"
apartments this summer
without paying rent or securi-
ty deposits and took money
from people to buy cultural or
football tickets without pro-
ducing them.
The rabbi is described as in
his early 40s, short and pudgy
with reddish-brown hair,
glasses and sometimes a
beard. He reportedly is Con-
versant in Jewish scholarly
matters. His alleged crimes
have occurred in the capital
and in Virginia and
Maryland.

A man who said he is a
cousin to a Rabbi Herbert
Opalek whose description
matches that of the alleged
con man said he had not seen
his cousin ' in a year and
couldn't contact him.

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