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Today, in a direct confron-
tation in Labor's central
committee, Peres would
probably win. But, given an-
other year or two of the
Likud-Labor partnership,
many party insiders believe
that the Defense Minister
could unseat Peres.
Thus, it is not surprising
that Rabin has been the
Labor's primary advocate of
keeping the unity govern-
ment together. He has
offered various compromise
formulas and encouraged his
followers within the party to
oppose Peres' efforts to bring
down the government. In so
doing, Rabin has positioned
himself to the right of the
the Finance Minister — and,
not coincidentally, squarely
in the center of the Israeli
political spectrum.
That is the present line-up.

But Israeli statesmen are
capable of surprising flexi-
bility.
In the not too distant past,
the 'hawkish' Ariel Sharon,
courting the then-prime
minister Menachem Begin,
supported the Camp David
accords, while the 'dovish'
Shamir and Arens opposed
it. Similarly, in the 1970's,
as prime minister, the
`hawkish' Rabin was a dove
who opposed Jewish set-
tlement in the West Bank,
while the 'dovish' Peres,
tried to out-flank him from
the right by becoming a
patron of Gush Emunim, the
right wing movement pro-
moting settlements in the
West Bank.
In Israeli politics, positions
change. Only personal ambi-
tions and interests remain
constant. ❑

New Alliance Party
ADL Charges

New York (JTA) — Below
the bold black lettering of
the New Alliance Party sta-
tionery, highlighted by
quotation marks, is the par-
ty's brief but descriptive
motto: "people instead of
profits."
But a recent study by the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith contends that
the NAP's philosophy might
just as well be "profits in-
stead of people."
In The New Alliance Party:
A Study in Deception, the
ADL claims that the left-of-
center party that ran black
candidate Lenora Fulani in
the 1988 presidential elec-
tion is nothing less than
"part Marxist sect, part
therapy cult, part enter-
tainment enterprise."
"Like the extremist
politics of Lyndon
LaRouche," the study says,
"the New Alliance Party has
the trappings of a cult." Its
politics "is an amalgam of
eccentric 'therapy' theories,
revolutionary rhetoric, black
nationalism, sexual refer-
ences, anti-Semitism and in-
tense anti-Israel bias."
The report refers to nu-
merous statements by Fred
Newman, whom ADL says is
the leader of the party, in
which Newman expressed
support for PLO terrorist
Abu Jihad, Libyan Colonel
Moammar Gadhafi and
Nation of Islam leader Louis
Farrakhan. He also referred
to Jews as "the storm
troopers of decadent capi-
talism" who "sold their

souls to the devil."
ADL also alleges that
Newman — a one-time col-
lege teacher and the director
of eight "therapeutic
centers" where his unique
method of "social therapy"
is practiced — used the
centers for the indoctrina-
tion of NAP members and
for political fund-raising.
"It's the potential to lure
the unsuspecting or the in-
nocent into support for
various activities of the par-
ty that is the source of con-
cern," explained Alan
Schwartz, director of ADL's
research and evaluation
department and editor of the
study.
"The NAP has all the
features commonly assoc-
iated with cults: a father
figure in Newman, the strict
inculcation of a specific point
of view into members that
seem to do his bidding, the
extreme secrecy of much of
their activity, the decep-
tiveness in the running of
these so-called therapy
centers as a vehicle for pro-
moting Newman's ideology,
as well as the anti-Semitic
scapegoating," Schwartz
said.
The controversial party
was formed in 1979 in New
York by community and
labor activists, many of
them Jewish, as a pro-
gressive party for American
underdog minorities. It de-
scribes itself as a black-led,
multi-racial left-wing party,
and has taken outspoken
views on gays.

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