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August 02, 2002 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-08-02

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This Week


Staff Notebook

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going to deal with them and help
them build a state, based on our values
and interests."
According to Colman, the good
news extends to Capitol Hill where
Rhool may be out for the summer,
congressional support for Israel is as
but David Stiebel of Bloomfield Hills
strong as it has ever been." He noted
has no intention of letting his mind
that 90 percent or more of the House
and Senate vote for pro-Israel legisla-
Stiebel, a sophomore at the Jewish
tion and resolutions.
Academy of Metropolitan
"Those who call for an
Detroit, attended the 2002
even-handed policy have -
Oakland University
little to show for it in
Summer Mathematics
congressional action. Since
Institute, where he corn-
Sept. 11, there is a real
pleted college-level courses
understanding of the
in linear algebra and num-
strong identification
ber theory. The courses
between the U.S. and
were offered at no charge
Israeli fight against terror-
to Michigan high-schoolers
who had achieved high
And things look even
scores in the Michigan
better as Colman predicted
Math Prize competition.
a stronger pro-Israel
— Diana Lieberman David Stie bel
Congress after November
elections based on the departure of
some anti-Israel legislators and the posi-
tion papers of some of those poised to
win election.
— Don Cohen
Jeffrey Colman came back to Detroit
to spread the good news: Israel is pop-
ular in the White House and on
Capitol Hill.
Colman is assistant legislative direc-
tor for the lobbying powerhouse, the
Shlomo Orbach of Israel is hoping to
American Israel Public Affairs
visit his Aunt Esther on an upcoming
Committee (AIPAC), and a home-
trip to Detroit.
grown activist who graduated from
Unfortunately, he has been unable
Southfield High School in 1976.
locate her. He knows she is married,
The highlight of his good news was
but doesn't know her married name.
President George W. Bush's June 24
The only information he has been able
speech, which Colman termed "his-
to ascertain is that her maiden name
was Esther Weinrib, she was born in
"It changed, some say reversed,
1946 in Germany, is currently living
decades of American policy," Colman
in the Detroit area and is the daughter
noted. "Previously, we relied on Yasser
of the late Detroiter Samuel Weinrib.
Arafat to deliver the Palestinian people
Anyone with information on how
for peace. We kept hoping that Arafat
Orbach can be reunited with his aunt, is
would change just enough to accept
asked to contact Shelli Liebman
the generous offers put on the table,
Dorfman at the Jewish News at (248)
control terrorist groups and keep most
539-3001 or by e-mail at:
of the signed agreements.
"Bush said those days are over. —
they need a new leadership, a new
Shelli Liebman Dorfman
political structure and a new economic
structure," Colman said.
Recognizing "we don't need yet
another terrorist state," Bush laid out
a vision of a Palestinian state depend-
Last week's Table of Contents
ent on comprehensive change.
(July 26, page 3) included this
Challenging some of the criticisms
under the AppleTree head-
leveled from Europe, the Arab coun-
ing, "Little Girl, Big Idea: How
tries and Jesse Jackson just last week
an 8-year-old raised lots of money
that the U.S. was anti-democratic by
for the JNE" The story mistaken-
not dealing with Arafat, Colman
ly did not run last week, but is -
explained, "[the U:S.] is not going to
running this week, on page 63.
choose Palestinian leaders for them,
but we're going to decide if we're -

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