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October 18, 2002 - Image 59

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-10-18

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As two Jewish men who have served this community in a variety of ways, who share the desire to impart our perspective as to how
to promote the relationship between Israel and our United States as well as the linkage between Israel and American Jewry, we ask our

community to consider the magnitude of loyalty.
Specifically, we ask you to consider political loyalty. Not loyalty to a party, nor to a faith, but to a faithful personage. We ask you to consider

Joe Knollenberg — his record, his history — and to advocate Knollenberg for Congress in the upcoming election.

Why Congressman Joe Knollenberg should get our vote:


ns in the United States Congress — ever.
Joe Knollenberg has simply been the greatest proponent for positive American-Israeli relations
In Michigan, where a lot of folks may feel the other way, he doesn'ry
t t to sell two sides. He is called Israel's best friend for a reason.

Just look below at Knollenberg's AIPAC voting record.

ish resettlement.

It is not just foreign aid, it's not votes on important House Resolutions, it is his vote on key issues like Jew


He believes in it.
He is not a freshman. Congressman Knollenberg is a respected member of the for majority
party He and
he sits he
on is important
the future.
is there,
and he is impve

3. His colleagues listen to him. He has no ladders to climb, no political agenda fo
He knows the ropes. Israel is in a time of crises and time is essential. We simply do not need a new representative with a learning cur.

Sometimes it is better to have someone who is not one of us, speak for us. Touchy subject? But think about it — his motives will never

4. be suspect. Knollenberg is not a Jew by birth or by choice. He is a Jew by inspiration.

ou, help that person. Should a Jew help anoth

er Jew? Of course.
ou? Most definitely, yes.

Loyalty. When a person has been good to
5. Would Knollenberg have taken the positions without our help? Of course. Should we say thank y

Showing appreciation for a lob well done cement a relationship.

Is Knollenberg with us on all the issues? Probably not. But this concept is really a to myth.
are not united
agree American
with us on
What on we all all social
agree and
on is
we differ
among ourselves,
how ca
a healthy
and the well-being of the American Jew, and at that, he is simply the best.
economical concerns.
linkage be
By voting for and supporting Congressman Knollenberg, you will be helping a friend who has been a friend. You will be helping a friend

continue to help us. Loyalty — our allegiance — is a powerful entity.

Spencer M. Partrich

Alan A. May



House Approprops/FOPS Sub Committee


Supported all foreign aid appropriations bills 1996 through 2002

Opposed and defeated aid cuts to Israel, including the
Traficant and Campbell Aid Cutting Amendments


Supported H.R. 392 expressing solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism

Supported H.R. Waxman/Ros-Lehtinen letter urging President to add

AI-Aqsa Brigade, Tanzim and Force 17 to terrorist list.

Supported H.R. 280 urging Presidential action against Palestinian terrorism.

Opposed the Conyers/Campbell letter to President Clinton calling for an end
to economic sanctions to Iraq.

Co-sponsored Resolution expressing opposition to the unilateral declaration
of a Palestinian state.

Paid for by Alan A. May and Spencer M. Partrich





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