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  • Wiesel Joins Clinton to Support an `honorable’ Mission in Bosnia

    Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel joined President Clinton on Wednesday to support the deployment of U.S. peacekeeping troops to Bosnia. Wiesel, who had long urged that world to stop the atrocities in Bosnia, called the peacekeeping roll “an act of morality” that “will be remembered in history.” “It is with a… More ▸

  • U.S. Official: Forces in Bosnia Must Apprehend War Criminals

    A little-noticed provision of the emerging peacekeeping mission plan for Bosnia requires U.S. soldiers to apprehend indicted war criminals. “It will be the responsibility of the Implementation force to apprehend war criminals,” said Samuel Berger, deputy assistant to the president for national security affairs. As the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, as the… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Back Call for U.S. Troops in Bosnia

    When President Clinton asks members of Congress to support sending 20,000 U.S. troops to enforce a peace agreement in Bosnia, he will have overwhelming support from the organized Jewish community. “As Jews we have a special responsibility and cannot be absent from this next chapter,” said Hyman Bookbinder, a longtime Jewish communal activist who is… More ▸

  • Group Urges Clergy to Pray for Peace in War-torn Bosnia

    The Appeal of Conscience Foundation is urging religious leaders in the former Yugoslavia to pray for a “united stand for peace” in Bosnia, according to Rabbi Arthur Schneier, the group’s president. The foundation, an ecumenical group that pursues religious rights issues worldwide, was taking out advertisements this week – in The New York Times and… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Uncertain About U.S. Troops in Bosnia

    Jewish groups are awaiting the outcome of Bosnia peace talks before deciding whether to support the dispatch of U.S. peacekeeping troops to help enforce a settlement. “If it is a carefully defined peacekeeping role, it’s one we would support,” said Jason Isaacson, Washington director of the American Jewish Committee. With U.S. – brokered peace talks… More ▸

  • Ceremony in Croatia Recalls Jewish Victims from Bosnia

    As the possibility of peace arose once again in the former Yugoslavia, seven Jewish victims from war-torn Bosnia were memorialized with a ceremony and tombstone unveiling at the Jewish cemetery in the Croation coastal city of Split. After escaping from Bosnia, the seven refugees died while they were living in emergency refugee housing run by… More ▸

  • U.S. Envoy Who Died in Bosnia Aided Exodus of Ethiopian Jews

    Fleeing a civil war and hoping to make their way to Israel, 20,000 Jews arrived in Addis, Ababa, Ethiopia, five years ago with no place to live and little to eat. Robert Frasure, then deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia, hopped on a truck and helped embassy staffers unload tents and… More ▸

  • Lerman Takes Bosnia to Task for Not Admitting to the Past

    The head of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has taken the Bosnian government to task for failing to admit to the Bosnian history of collaborating with the Nazis during World War II. Miles Lerman, chairman of the museum’s memorial council, reproached Bosnia- Herzegovina’s ambassador to the United States after an ecumenical prayer service designed to… More ▸

  • Israel, Jordan Mark Historic Day with Joint Peace Flight to Bosnia

    One year after ending their state of belligerency, Israel and Jordan sent a joint humanitarian aid airlift to Bosnia’s besieged Muslims — along with a message of peace for the war-torn country. The Jordanian and Israeli planes took off separately from Amman and Tel Aviv for Split, Croatia. There, their cargoes of blankets, tents, food,… More ▸