Jewish Stance on Conflict in Bosnia Discussed with Moroccan Ambassador

Morocco’s ambassador to the United Nations met with a Jewish delegation here this week to hear the organized Jewish community’s position on the situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The meeting was held at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Present was American Ambassador Madeleine Albright, who organized the session at the request of her Moroccan counterpart; Ahmed Snoussi.

The Jewish delegation presented the policy statement adopted in February by the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, which called for lifting the U.N. arms embargo against Moslem forces in Bosnia and appropriate military intervention to stop killings and other atrocities perpetrated against Bosnian Moslems.

The group also shared illustrations of Jewish communal activism on the issue.

The Moroccan ambassador described his distress and that of other Moslem countries about the situation in Bosnia, where Serbian forces have gained control over most of the country.

“I have a sense that they were pleased to learn about the organized Jewish communal involvement on this issue,” said Lawrence Rubin, NJCRAC’s executive vice chair.

NJCRAC Chair Maynard Wishner and Abraham Bayer, the group’s director for international concerns, were also present at the meeting, as were Harris Schoenberg, B’nai B’rith’s director of U.N. affairs, and Geraldine Soba, U.N. representative of the National Council of Jewish Women.

The JTA Daily News Bulletin will not be published Monday, May 31, on account of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States.

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