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November 26, 1993 - Image 63

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-11-26

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in a positive fashion — and
that's something we need to get
used to. It requires a transition."
Mr. Rabin's swing through
Washington, New York and
Montreal (where the Council of
Jewish Federations held its an-
nual general assembly) was cal-
culated, in part, to convince
American Jews that despite the
light at the end of the tunnel, it
is still a very long and danger-
ous tunnel — and that Jews
who support the Rabin govern-
ment initiatives cannot afford
to abandon their activism.
For Israel's right-wing par-
ties and their supporters here,
the adjustment to new realities
has been more traumatic.
Since mid-September, the
mainstream opposition to the
Rabin government has had a
difficult time finding a new cen-
ter of gravity in the wake of the
dramatic and unexpected agree-
ment with the PLO.
That dynamic was evident
just after the White House sign-
ing ceremony, when Likud
leader Benyamin Netanyahu,
a favorite with American hard-
liners, issued a blistering attack
on the plan — only to retreat in
the face of a surge of reaction by
moderate Israelis of all political
persuasions, along with their
American supporters.
"There is a lot of flailing
about in Likud, with no work-
able strategies," said Richard
Hellman, president of the Chris-
tians' Israel Public Action Cam-
paign (CIPAC), a group known
for its staunch opposition to ter-
ritorial compromise. "So what's
happening is that the opposi-
tion in Israel is throwing a lot
of stuff up into the air, hoping
some of it sticks. And that's hap-
pening in this country, as well."
On this side of the ocean,
many mainstream Jewish lead-
ers who steadfastly defended
the policies of the hardline
Shamir government are now
playing a cautious game — sup-
porting the Rabin government's
politically risky decisions, but
keeping their eyes and ears
open for any change in the
American Jewish mood that
might open the door to outright
opposition.
`There's been a lot of specu-
lation that some mainstream
leaders with a hardline bent
have been supporting the peace
process publicly, but privately
trying to subvert it," said the
leader of one group on the
dovish end of the spectrum, who
asked not to be named.
"Frankly, I haven't seen any ev-
idence that this is actually hap-
pening."
That "wait and see" approach
by some leaders here, along
with the paralysis of the Likud
leadership and their American
partisans, has opened the door
to a handful of new groups that
offer a harsher perspective on

the idea of territorial compro-
mise.
And these groups see an op-
portunity to shift the entire de-
bate to the Right when the
peace process bogs down, as it
inevitably does every so often.
"Raising alternative analy-
ses about the correctness of Ra-
bin's policies is very hard to do
right now, because there are ob-
vious signs of real success," said
Martin Raffel, assistant execu-
tive vice chair for the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council (NJCRAC)
and head of its Israel task force.
"So the more extreme, fringe

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"Anybody who goes
around and talks to
Jewish audiences
will know how
strong the opposi-
tion is. We believe
the rank and file
American Jews
never accepted the
Rabin peace plan."

— Dr. Manfred R. Lehmann

groups become more visible.
That's what's happening in Is-
rael, and that's what is hap-
pening here."
Leaders of these newly
prominent groups, which have
loose ties to the most hardline
Likud elements, the settlers'
movement and Israel's far-right
parties, simply reject polls
showing Jewish support for the
peace process.
"These polls are totally
fraudulent," said Dr. Manfred
R. Lehmann, chairman of the
World Committee for Israel, a
new group that introduced it-
self with a full page ad in the
New York Times last week that
claimed the endorsement of a
long list of rabbinic and military
authorities, here and in Israel.
"Anybody who goes around
and talks to Jewish audiences
will know how strong the oppo-
sition is. We believe the rank
and file American Jews never
accepted the Rabin peace plan.
The government is trying to
brainwash us."
The World Committee, he
said, started with a base of Syr-
ian and Moroccan Jews in New
Jersey and Brooklyn who were
upset that their party of choice
in Israel — Shas — did not
leave the Rabin government to
protest developments in the
peace process.
`Together, we decided to form
a non-partisan movement
which will back anybody who is
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