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October 22, 2004 - Image 33

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-10-22

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And Senator Kerry's record

speaks for itself.

"Kerry is not a mainstream Democrat,"

said Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman, "just look at his record..."
(Boston Herald 1/28/04)

Kerry on Israel

Senator John Kerry called Yasser Arafat a "Statesman" and "Role Model," long after Arafat's history as a terrorist,
responsible for the deaths of both Americans and Israelis was well known. (The New -War, by Senator John Kerry)

Senator Kerry recently told Arab American leaders Israel's Security Fence was "Counterproductive" and "Harmful." He said,
"We don't need another barrier to peace." (Remarks to Arab American Institute, 10/17/03).

A leading Arab-American organization, The Arab American Political Action Committee, endorsed Kerry on October 5, 2004.

Senator Kerry's Voting Record on Israel

Kerry was not an original co-sponsor of Senate Concurrent Resolution 81, the Kyl-Feinstein Iran Resolution
which sought to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program.

In 1996, Kerry did not sign on the Iran & Libya Sanctions Act. Forty-four of his colleagues did.

In 1993, Kerry did not sign the Lautenberg/Grassley letter urging the Secretary of State to include Hamas in
the State Department's terrorism report, although 55 other Senators did.

In 2000, Senator Kerry did not co-sponsor the Peace Through Negotiations Act (S. 3250) which warned
against a Palestinian unilateral declaration of Independence. Sixty of his colleagues did.

Senator Kerry was not the original co-sponsor of a single piece of pro-Israel legislation during

'Ms 20 years in the Senate.

What Others Are Saying About Senator Kerry:

On Senator Kerry's plans to dispatch either Jimmy Carter or
fromer Secretary of State James Baker as envoys to Israel..."!
don't know whether to laugh or to cry. Two are biased on the
side of the Arabs—Carter and Baker..." responded Anti-
Defamation League National Director Abe Foxman.
(New Republic, May 6, 2004)

Pro-Israel former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the
fact that John Kerry made no reference to Israel in his
convention speech raises questions about Kerry's support for the
Jewish State. "I have no real assurance of where Kerry is going
to be on Israel," Mayor Giuliani said. (August 2, 2004)

"We feel closer to Senator Kerry than we did many of the other
candidates who were running," said James Zogby, President of
the Arab American Institute. (March 8, 2004)


Money trail behind
Kerry's Iran stance

Kerry's call for providing Iran
with the nuclear fuel it seeks,
even while the regime is
believed to be only months
away from developing nuclear
weapons, is being linked to
his campaign contributions
from backers of the mullah
government in Tehran.

—October 3, 2004





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