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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-09-30

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he Jewish community was
not sure what to expect
when the 11th Congres-
sional District sent Joseph
Knollenberg to Congress in 1992.
Aside from the fact that this
freshman lawmaker never held
an elected office, his early views
on Israel were not especially pop-
ular among Jews.
During his campaign two
years ago, Mr. Knollenberg said
he would approve arm sales to
Arab nations in certain cases. He
also agreed with former Presi-
dent George
Bush's decision
to postpone loan PO
guarantees to Is- S-
r ael to resettle
Soviet Jews. His
reason: if the ul-
timate goal is peace in the Mid-
dle East, Israel should be asked
to stop building settlements in
the administered territories.
"I had the sense that I was an
unknown in the Jewish commu-
nity," said Mr. Knollenberg, who
breezed by Jewish opponents
Sen. David Honigman and Judge
Alice Gilbert, who were engaged
in an ugly 1992 primary. "I've

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Israelis, Arabs and Palestinians.
"Nothing about the trip made
me change my mind about Is-
rael," Mr. Knollenberg said. "It
reinforced my feelings on Israel's
importance and the significance
of maintaining good relations
with Israel."
Now, Mr. Knollenberg is back
on the campaign trail, hoping to
extend his job in Washington.
His Democratic opposition,
Mike Breshgold, a 41-year-old
district Gales manager for a phar-
maceutical company, would like
to see Mr. Knol-
lenberg become
a one-term law-
maker.
Both candi-
dates ran unop-
posed in the
primary.
Although the 11th District
tends to vote Republican, Mr.
Breshgold feels he has a good
chance of winning.
The 11th District includes
Bloomfield Hills, West Bloom-
field, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake,
Birmingham, Farmington, Farm-
ington Hills, Milford, most of
Southfield, Livonia, Redford,
Novi, Northville, White Lake,
South Lyon and Highland.
Mr. Breshgold said he hopes to
oust his opponent by concentrat-
ing the campaign in swing vote
areas like West Bloomfield,
where voters tend to be more
moderate.
Some of Mr. Breshgold's cam-

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Joseph Knollenberg

made attempts to become more
familiar with the community and
build an understanding. I think
we achieved that by the general
election (in 1992)."
A lot has changed since his ear-
ly campaign days.
Once in office, Mr. Knollenberg
consistently voted in favor of for-
eign aid to Israel. Last January,
Mr. Knollenberg went on a trip
to the Jewish state subsidized by
the Jewish Community Council,
Flint Jewish Federation and pri-
vate donors. He spoke with Is-
raeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin about U.S. involvement in
the peace process and met with

Mike Breshgold

paign assistance comes from his
three children: Ari, Elana and
Joshua, who ask classmates at
Hillel Day School to tell their par-
ents to vote for Mike Breshgold.
His children also made the fol-
lowing recommendation: "Have
lots of meetings with people."
Mr. Breshgold feels that dis-

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