100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library at bentley.ref@umich.edu

February 16, 1990 - Image 29

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-02-16

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

ing intolerance in these
countries — problems that
are coming to the surface as
the power of totalitarian
regimes recedes. "As a Jew-
ish person, I'm particularly
concerned about anti-
Semitism, and how to avoid
having anti-Semitism

becoming part of any party
seeking power in these coun-
tries."
Kessler's group includes
Andrew Frank, a former ad-
vance man in the Michael
Dukakis presidential cam-
paign, and Mark Melman, a
prominent Jewish pollster.

`Dear Colleague' Letters
Abound In Congress

"Dear colleague" letters,
always a popular way for
legislators to express their
feelings on issues, seem to

Carl Levin:
Better luck.

get more plentiful in election
years.
Currently, there are more
than a half-dozen letters in
circulation that have at-
tracted the interest of Jew-
ish activists here.
Rep. Ed Feighan (D-Ohio)
and Sen. Arlen Specter
(R-Pa.) have floated a letter
calling on Soviet president
Mikhail Gorbachev to expe-
dite direct flights from
Moscow to Israel.
Sen. Paul Simon (D-I11.) is
passing around a missive
urging the Soviet leader to
take a firm stand against the
rise of anti-Semitism in his

country, also the subject of a
resolution by Rep. Tom Lan-
tos (D-Calif.) and Rep. Hank
Brown (R-Colo.). and another
letter by Rep. Barney Frank
(D- Mass.).
Several letters focus on the
controversial call by Sen.
Bob Dole (R-Kans.) for cuts
in foreign aid to top reci-
pients — including Israel.
A congressional Black
Caucus letter, authored by
Rep. Mervyn Dymally (D-
Calif.) and signed by Rep.
George Crockett (D-Mich.),
among others, supports the
Dole proposal, arguing that
the problem with aid is not
the overall amount, but the
way it is being spent. So far,
only 10 of the caucus' 24
members have signed on.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.)
has had more luck with a
letter opposing aid cuts for
Israel; currently, more than
70 senators have signed.
And Sen. Rudy Boschwitz
(R-Minn.) has teamed up
with Rep. Bill Green
(R-N.Y.) to produce a letter
urging new action to repeal
the United Nations
"Zionism as racism" resolu-
tion of 1975. As of last week,
the Senate version of the
letter had gathered more
than 40 co-sponsors; the
House version bore the
signatures of more than 15
members, with more ex-
pected.

Drive Builds For Flights
From USSR To Israel

As reports of growing anti-
Semitism in the Soviet
Union continue to pour in —
including rumors of pogroms
allegedly scheduled for early
May — a group of top Jewish
activists met with Rep.
Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
and Rep. Barney Frank
Mass.) last week to
brainstorm about solutions
to the growing crisis.
"We've been monitoring
this situation for several

()-

months," Schumer said. "In
the last month, we've had
reports of increased anti-
Semitism, and we decided it
was time to get our heads
together and decide what to
do."
"I, for one, would be much
less favorably disposed
towards a waiver of Jackson-
Vanik if direct flights are
not instituted," Schumer
said. "There is a great deal
of consternation."



SPRING COLORS OF BENETTON.

BENETTON AT THE BOARDWALK • WEST BLOOMFIELD

Orchard Lake Road • South of Maple • 737-3737

Your financial
future can
begin today.

Handbags

a Luggage

call
1-800-US-BONDS

ALWAYS THE PERFECT GIFT —
A BAGGIT GIFT CERTIFICATE.

U.S. SAVINGS BONDS

THE GREAT AMERICAN INVESTMENT

Barry's
Let's Rent It

29815 NORTHWESTERN HIGHWAY

PARTIES.EXCLUSIVELY

357-1800

OPEN THURSDAY TILL 8 P.M.

IN APPLEGATE SQUARE

I. t•440.'itt:k •
411 ■ 11, 51r VOlith
01,, •1014 ttt,
64t.
4
.41,

• Tents • Tables • Chairs
• China • Paper Goods

elj'
'1• -
r,i7,401

LAKE RD. N. OF LONE PINE
IN CROSSWINDS

4393 ORCHARD

855.0480

r

FIREPLACE

1

This is a test advertisement.
If you bring in this advertisement
you will get an additional
10% OFF the sale price of
any fireplace glass door.

Offer expires February 19, 1990.

FEDERAL FIREPLACE

-

Our doctors make it safe for YOU''

BARBEQUE & PATIO FURNITURE
Southfield Rd. at 12 Mile Rd.

L

557-3344

"Where You Come First"

Kosins

• •

c4

0,
oz.

Complete Party Planning

Uptown
Southfield Rd. at
11 1/2 Mile • 559-3900

Big & Tall
Southfield at
101/2 Mile • 569-6930

Parties Galore!

.0

• Bat Mitzvahs • Bar Mitzvahs
• Weddings • Anniversaries

Call Parties Galore: 855-8801

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

29

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan