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May 13, 1988 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-05-13

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SCI NEWS

SERVING DETROIT'S JEWISH COMMUNITY

THIS ISSUE ar

MAY 13, 1988 / 26 IYAR 5748

Peres To Make Detroit Stop

In the United States for a week-long visit, Israel's
foreign minister appears to be drumming up support from
prominent American Jews and administration officials

ELIZABETH KAPLAN

Staff Writer

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Fashion-ation for
women and men.... 82

Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres, who arrived this week in the
United States, was scheduled to make
a brief appearance Thursday in
Detroit to meet privately with several
prominent Jews.
Peres reportedly was to hold talks
with 1989 Allied Jewish Campaign
co-chairmen Jane Sherman and Paul
Borman. Borman would neither con-
firm nor deny the proposed meeting;
Sherman could not be reached for
comment.
A U.S. spokesman for the Israeli
Labor Party said attempts to cancel
Peres' stop here were thwarted by the
Detroit leaders, who pressed for the
meeting despite Peres' hectic
schedule.
Peres' aides had hoped to cancel
the Detroit talks to make more time
for the foreign minister's meetings
with President Ronald Reagan,
Secretary of State George Shultz and
other administration officials, the
spokesman said. He explained the
need for additional time with the U.S.
leaders was prompted by Peres' visit

Peres arrived in New York on
last week to Hungary. The trip to the
communist nation was kept private Wednesday, where he met with
until its completion, and marks the members of the American Jewish
first time an Israeli leader has visited Committee.
Later in the week, he was to fly
the country.
Peres did, however, cancel a Continued on Page 12
scheduled meeting in Cleveland, the
spokesman said. In addition to
Detroit, Peres is slated to visit
Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and
Washington, D.C., while in the United
States.
Peres, who leads the Labor Party,
is coming to the United States only
months before the Knesset elections
that will once again pit him against KIMBERLY LIFTON
Likud leader and prime minister, Yit- Staff Writer
zhak Shamir.
Saying the prosecutor showed no
Some political observers sug-
evidence
that Benjamin Hershkovitz
gested that Peres is coming to the
United States to muster support for embezzled money, Oakland County
his campaign in the upcoming Circuit Court Judge Hilda Gage
Knesset elections, which are slated dismissed on Wednesday criminal
for November. Although Peres and charges against the former Southfield
Shamir have held their Likud-Labor travel agent.
Gage's ruling follows two years of
coalition together for the past four
delays
in the celebrated case against
years, their relationship has chilled
Hershkovitz,
which stemmed from
over such issues as the international
conference on Middle East peace, allegations that he did not refund
which Shamir opposes and Peres $96,000 to 20 Temple Israel couples
Continued on Page 12
supports.

CLOSE-UP

The wall around the
Old City is, once again,
a wall. It protects
the differences that the
unification of Jerusalem
was supposed to have
overcome.

Hershkovitz
Case Is
Dismissed

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