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ewish groups are preparing
for the legislative battle of
the decade: The fight over a
requiring a balanced budget, a
measure that Jewish activists say
will destroy government social
service programs and cripple U.S.
leadership in the world.
But the American Israel Pub-
lic Affairs Committee, the pro-
Israel lobbying powerhouse,
apparently is taking a bye in the
impending debate. The organi-
zation, say Washington sources,
does not want to alienate pro-
Israel Republicans by joining the
fight against an amendment that
has become a top priority for the
GOP on Capitol Hill. And
AIPAC's leaders are split on the
question of such an amendment.
"There's been no discussion
within the organization about
taking a stand," said an AIPAC
source. "It's unlikely we would
take a position on an issue on
which there is no consensus
within the organization, espe-
cially on something that does not
directly affect U.S.-Israeli rela-
But in the long term, a bal-
anced budget amendment would
make it almost impossible to
sustain aid to Israel, say other
"Since we look to AIPAC for
leadership on issues affecting
American-Israeli relations, it
would be a major disappointment
and setback if it does not play a
role in this fight," said Rabbi
David Saperstein, director of the
Religious Action Center of Re-
form Judaism. "The foreign aid
budget has been under enormous
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"A major setback."
pressure for the past eight years.
Structural changes like a bal-
anced budget amendment that
would require an additional $200
billion in cuts would increase that
pressure, and pressure on aid to
the single biggest aid recipient—
Rabbi Saperstein argued that
changing the Constitution to
eliminate deficits — in addition
to its devastating impact on
many social programs also
would limit this country's ability
to be a leader in such areas as the
Other leading Jewish activists
are concerned that without
AIPAC's lobbying prowess, the
balanced budget fight would be
The GOP avalanche on Nov. 8
gave a big boost to opponents of
any deployment of U.S. troops on
the Golan Heights as part of a
Syria-Israel treaty. But Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin struck
back in a series of meetings with
House and Senate leaders that
may have neutralized much of
the anti-peacekeeping effort.
In the meetings, Mr. Rabin
disputed claims that he would
seek heavily armed U.S. troops
to act as physical buffers between
the two countries. Instead, he as-
sured lawmakers, Israel is only
interested in an international
force of lightly armed peace mon-
itors who would help ensure that
the security "annexes" to an
agreement are fully imple-
That argument won a positive
response from incoming Senate
Majority Leader Robert Dole, R-
ican, who indicated he would ap-
proach the question of an
international monitoring force
with an open mind.
'When everything is resolved
... you'll get a very sympathetic
hearing from this office," Mr.
Dole told Mr. Rabin.
And Sen. Daniel Patrick
Moynihan, D-N.Y., who had sug-
gested previously that he would
oppose sending U.S. troops to the
Golan, said he would evaluate