Balkans

  • Gore Assails Serbian Atrocities, Criticizes Bush’s Foreign Policy

    Recent German manifestations of anti-Semitism and attacks on foreigners must be seen against the backdrop of the world’s acquiescence to the “ethnic cleansing” in Serbia, Democratic vice presidential candidate Albert Gore Jr. said in a nationwide broadcast. The senator from Tennessee spoke Friday to Jewish leaders in 27 communities via a satellite video hookup sponsored… More ▸

  • Israeli Cuts Bosnia Mission Short As Rabin Demands End to Atrocities

    Knesset member Yossi Sarid cut short a humanitarian mission to the Balkan states and returned unexpectedly to Israel on Tuesday, having failed in his attempt to reach the war-torn former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Sarid, who was dispatched to the region over the weekend to coordinate Israeli relief efforts, had hoped to get to the… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Step Up Drive to Halt Atrocities in Bosnia

    Jewish groups across North America are continuing to press the Bush administration and international agencies to stop atrocities being perpetrated against innocent civilians in Bosnia-Herzegovina, crimes that remind many of those carried out against Jews by the Third Reich. Serbians in Bosnia-Herzegovina are reportedly murdering thousands of civilians guilty only of being Croats and Moslems,… More ▸

  • Israel to Dispatch Humanitarian, Medical Aid to War-torn Bosnia

    The Israeli Foreign Ministry has begun making arrangement for the dispatch of humanitarian and medical aid to war-torn Bosnia-Hercegovina. This marks the first public effort on the part of the Jewish state to address a tragic situation that Jews themselves have compared to their own history in the Holocaust. “The reports of murder and suffering… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Hold Rally Near U.N. to Call for Intervention in Bosnia

    The Anti-Defamation League and the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors held a “call to action” on Wednesday in front of the Holocaust memorial wall near the United Nations to press for U.S. and U.N. intervention in war-torn Bosnia-Hercegovina. About 200 people from 18 Jewish organizations participated, holding aloft placards that read “Never Again” and… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Express Outrage over Atrocities in Bosnia

    In language rife with the imagery of the Holocaust leaders of Jewish organizations are calling on the United States and the United Nations to put an end to the atrocities being perpetrated by Serbian nationalists against Moslem and Croatian residents of Bosnia-Hercegovina. Though the 600 Jews who remain in Sarajevo are not in more danger… More ▸

  • Jewish Children Find Refuge in Israel from War in Bosnia

    Some 70 Jewish children and 20 adults from war-torn Sarajevo made their way last week to Israel via Budapest, many of them leaving parents and other family members behind. Although the travelers hope eventually either to return to their homes in Bosnia-Herzegovina or be reunited in Israel with the rest of their families, the farewells… More ▸

  • Jews Evacuated from Sarajevo in Wake of Fighting in Bosnia

    More than 300 Jews have been safely evacuated during the past three weeks from Sarajevo, capital of the embattled republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina. They were brought to Belgrade, the Yugoslav capital, on two airlifts, according to Srdjan Matic, executive vice president of the Croatian Jewish community, who spoke to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency by telephone from… More ▸

  • Serbian Orthodox Church Reaches out to Jewish Community

    The Serbian Orthodox Church, anxious to make amends for a grossly anti-Semitic article in the most recent issue of its magazine “Pravoslaulje” (Orthodoxy), may cleanse its religious textbooks of provocatively anti-Semitic references. The church synod has apologized for publishing a piece titled “Jews are Crucifying Christ Again” in last month’s edition of the Patriarchate’s publication… More ▸