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October 28, 1988 - Image 31

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-10-28

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A Proven Friend To The Jewish Community


After eight years as Ronald Reagan's Vice President, George Bush has a proven
track record of pro-Israel leadership. Eight years ago strategic partnership with
Israel was merely a dream. Thanks to the Reagan-Bush Administration, Israel is
now a full-fledged partner and major non-NATO ally of the United States.
Two candidates this year ask for your trust. But only one has earned it.
"This is my pledge: the American-Israeli strategic partnership is going to be even
stronger tomorrow!"

Qualitative and military advantage.

George Bush will continue to maintain Israel's qualitative and military advantage
over any adversary or coalition of adversaries. George Bush will work to provide
Israel with a defense against Arab ballistic missiles, which threaten her security.
Strategic relationship.
George Bush believes that U.S.-Israel cooperation is fundamental to American
strategic interests. He will continue expanding the strategic relationship with Israel
by taking additional concrete steps to further institutionalize the partnership.

He Stood Up For The Rescue Of The Ethiopian
Jews And Is Standing Up For SOVIET Jewery

"Let's see not five or six or 10 or 20 refuseniks released at a time, but thousands — all those who want to go."
"Mr. Gorbachev: Let these people go!"
remarks to Freedom Sunday rally December 6, 1987, Washington, D.C.


• No Palestinian state

George Bush is unequivocal in his condemnation of anti-
Semitism in all of its manifestations.

"I oppose the creation of ari independent Palestinian state; its establishment is
inimical to the security interests of Israel, Jordan and the U.S. "
• No imposed settlement - Only direct negotiations
" . . . direct negotiations are the only viable means of securing peace between
Israel and its neighbors. The U. S. cannot and will not impose a settlement, nor
will we be a party to any effort to do so through a multilateral entity. "
• U.N. resolution equating Zionism with racism must be repealed
"I will seek repeal of (the U.N. 's Zionism is racism) resolution. Failure to repeal
that resolution will justify (reduction) of oursupport of the United Nations to reflect
its dimished effectiveness in international affairs. Moreover, the U.S. will with-
draw from the United Nations if Israel is ever denied membership. "

In 1984 George Bush was the first major American political figure to condemn
Louis Farrakhan's message of racial and religious hatred.
George Bush is the highest ranking U.S. official to have seen first-hand the Nazi
death camp at Auschwitz. He and his wife Barbara have also visited Yad Vashem,
the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, on two occasions. George Bush understands
the lessons of the Holocaust and will fight dangerous hate groups in America.
"There is no room in this country for racism or for anti-Semitism. Not in New
York, not in Chicago, not anywhere in this great country. It's the duty of every
American, especially those who aspire to leadership to condemn it wherever and
whenever it appears. I condemn anti-Semitism now and I will always condemn it."
George Bush

The fundamentals of George Bush's commitment to Israel:


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