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July 18, 2003 - Image 25

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-07-18

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This week, all eyes were turned to
Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., who could
be the deciding vote in the Judiciary
Committee. If Pryor clears the corn-
mittee, civil rights, women's and
Jewish groups will start lobbying mod-
erate Republicans in the Senate.
If all else fails, Democratic leaders
have promised a filibuster.
The opposition is "gathering
momentum," said Ellen Witman,
Washington co-director for the
National Council of Jewish Women.
NCJW, through its BenchMark cam-
paign, has led the charge in the Jewish
community on Bush nominees
deemed hostile to abortion rights.
"He's bad on so many issues, not
just choice," Witman said. "On almost
everything our community cares
about, he's on the other side. And he's
only 42 years old; a lifetime appoint-
ment means he'll be affecting the law
for two generations."

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P.A. Aid Backed

Government spending is under
unprecedented pressure as the deficit
skyrockets, but on one spending pro-
posal there hasn't been a murmur of
protest.
Congressional supporters of Israel,
always ready to bash the Palestinian
Authority, are signaling conditional
approval of the Bush administration's
decision to give up to $20 million in
aid directly to the Palestinian
Authority.
Most, while doubtful of the ability
of Palestinian Prime Minister
Mahmoud Abbas to rein in terrorists,
accept the administration's core argu-
ment — that bolstering Abbas' shaky
rule is necessary to keep even a faint
flicker of hope for peace alive.
That was the gist of a letter this
week authored by three pro-Israel
members of Congress: Rep. Gary
Ackerman, D-N.Y., Rep. Howard
Berman, D-Calif , and Rep. Lois
Capps, D-Calif. The intent of the let-
ter is to "show the Palestinian people
that there are real benefits to pursuing
their goals in a peaceful fashion,
instead of sending their children to
blow themselves up in Israel," said
Ackerman, who sponsored earlier leg-
islation restricting aid to the
Palestinian Authority.
Ackerman said the rise of Abbas and
the fact that "the Palestinians now
have a finance minister [Salam
Fayyad] in whom the Israelis have a
great deal of confidence" has con-
vinced pro-Israel lawmakers to give the
administration aid plan a chance. Ti!

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