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  • U.S. Move to Take Fewer Refugees from Bosnia Raises Few Objections

    Although the American Jewish community has been pushing the Clinton administration to do more to end the unrest in Bosnia-Herzegovina, a recent State Department decision to cut the number of refugees admitted to the United States from the former Yugoslav republic has not elicited much of a response from Jewish groups. The administration recently decided… More ▸

  • Editor Urges ’60s-style Activism to Stop the Bloodshed in Bosnia

    Michael Lerner, the editor of Tikkun magazine, has called for the techniques used two decades ago by protesters opposed to American intervention in Vietnam to be used now on behalf of encouraging American intervention in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Speaking at a teach-in on Bosnia last week in Manhattan, Lerner urged the use of U.S. military force to… More ▸

  • 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;… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Express Impatience with Slow U.S. Response on Bosnia

    The organized Jewish community, which has been pushing the United States to take tougher measures to halt atrocities in Bosnia-Herzegovina, is becoming increasingly frustrated with the Clinton administration’s seeming inability to decide on a course of action. Convinced that only stronger U.S. action will stop the killings and “ethnic cleansing” campaign in the former Yugoslav… More ▸

  • Atrocities in Bosnia Are Continuing, Foreign Minister Warns Jewish Group

    Atrocities in Bosnia-Herzegovina are continuing despite mounting international pressure on the Serbs to abandon their assault on Moslem enclaves, a top Bosnian official warned American Jews in an address here last week. “Baby skulls against the wall — that is not over,” Bosnian Foreign Minister Haris Silajdzic remarked grimly in an address to the 87th… More ▸

  • Njcrac Launches National Drive for Tougher U.S. Action on Bosnia

    The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council has launched a national campaign to urge the Clinton administration to act immediately to stem the “ethnic cleansing” being committed largely by Serbian forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The association of 13 national Jewish agencies and 117 Jewish community councils, called for the immediate lifting of the arms embargo imposed… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Press White House to Take a Firmer Stand on Bosnia

    A delegation representing several Jewish organizations met with the White House on Monday, to press the administration to take a firmer stand regarding the crisis in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The meeting came in the wake of a meeting last week between Jewish groups and Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic. At that time, participants in the meeting promised to… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Welcome U.S. Plan for Bosnia

    Jewish groups, many of whom have been active in pushing for stronger U.S. action to help the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina, welcomed the new U.S. initiative to try to stop the fighting in the former Yugoslav republic. The long-awaited Clinton administration plan, announced Wednesday, includes steps advocated by Jewish groups in past months, such as enforcement… More ▸

  • Jews, Moslems and Christians Issue Joint Statement on Bosnia

    Five American Jewish groups have joined with American Arab, Moslem and Christian groups in a statement urging President Bush and President-elect Bill Clinton to “take whatever steps necessary” to save the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Many Jewish groups, seeing parallels between the Nazi Holocaust and the “ethnic cleansing” inflicted upon Bosnian Moslems by Serbs, have been… More ▸

  • Religious Leaders Call on U.S. to Take Action in Bosnia, Somalia

    In a rare show of unity, Jewish, Moslem, Catholic, Protestant and Eastern Orthodox religious leaders have called jointly on the U.S. government to take stronger action in war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina, and in Somalia, where people are starving in a man-made famine. The leaders gathered Tuesday to demand that the Bush administration “see to it, by whatever… More ▸