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October 04, 1991 - Image 32

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-10-04

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BAC KG ROU N D

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• 6 Weeks to 6 Years Old
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• Low Child to Teacher Ratio
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• Orff Music Instructor
• Great Author Program
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• Hands On Activities
• Language Arts
• Cooking
• Dance/Ballet Instruction
• Computer Skills
• Piano Instruction
• Outdoor Activities

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most effective lobbying
behind the scenes, with little
public expression of that
effort. But Jewish leaders
agreed last spring that the
importance of the loan guar-
antees in Israel's quest to
absorb up to 1 million Soviet
Jews demanded a more
public and aggressive
strategy.
That strategy began with a
massive effort to have Jews
around the country meet
with their congressional
representatives over the
summer It ended with last
month's National Leader-
ship Action Day, a high-
visibility effort designed, in
part, to put the president on
notice that the pro-Israel
community meant business
about the loan guarantees.
But because of President
Bush's passion on the set-
tlements question, the high
visibility served mostly as
an irritant.
"There are obviously ways
of bring power to bear on
legislators without a march
on Washington," said Ted
Mann, a former chair of the
Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish
Organizations, and current-
ly a leader of Project
Nishma, a group that com-
bines a rejection of the Mid-
dle East status quo with a
heavy emphasis on Israel's
security needs.
"We've been doing that for
years. So why this public
thing? We could have done
as well without the public
expression," he said.

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n a strategic level,
some Jewish acti-
vists are quietly
arguing that the tremendous
emphasis placed on the loan
guarantee fight — it was
called the most important
battle since the unsuccessful
1981 effort to stop the sale of
AWACS aircraft to Saudi
Arabia — may have been a
mistake.
Jewish groups lit fires
under their memberships,
and an unprecedented
number of Jews away from
the traditional political
hothouses of Washington
and New York dove into the
fray. The effort gathered a
momentum that surprised
even the most optimistic
Jewish leaders.
With surging sentiment in
favor of the loan guarantees,
it suddenly became an "all
or nothing" fight. There was
little talk of compromise, of
quiet give-and-take with the
administration.
The stakes increased fur-

ther over the summer, when
Mr. Bush and other ad-
ministration officials
dropped broad hints that
they would link support for
the loan guarantees to
Israel's settlements policies.
Pro-guarantee groups re-
sponded with tough talk
designed to counter the
perceived muscle flexing
from the White House — all
based on the incorrect
assumption that when _push
came to shove, the president
would back off.
"In the power equation,
Shamir and AIPAC
overplayed their hand," said
David Cohen, co-director of
the Center for Israeli Peace
and Security, an affiliate of
Israel's Peace Now move-
ment, a group that sup-
ported the loan guarantees.
"Where the community
went wrong was that you
don't pull off a confrontation
unless you know you have
the votes to accomplish your

"In the power
equation, Shamir
and AIPAC
overplayed their
hand:'

David Cohen,
Center for Israeli Peace
and Security

objectives. If you don't have
that power, you keep the pot
stirring, you don't draw the
line in the dust. The first
thing they did was draw the
line in the dust."
When the administration
called for a 120-day delay in
the loan guarantee legisla-
tion, Mr. Cohen said, the
pro-Israel community
reacted with indignation.
"They made it a do or die
issue on timing, not on the
basic principal — and that's
a very high-risk tactic," he
said.
Publicly, Jewish leaders
are insisting that the
tremendous emphasis placed
on the loan guarantee fight
was not misplaced, given
Israel's tremendous needs.
But in private, many of
these same leaders are
angry that Israel may have
led them into a major battle
that was doomed from the
start.
From the outset, pro-Israel
activists knew the set-
tlements issue was their
Achilles heel. Now they are
saying that, in retrospect,
they think they did not state
their misgivings strong
enough to Jerusalem.
Jewish activists tried to
convince Congress and the
administration that Israel's

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