Bosnia

  • Israel, Jordan Join to Help Muslims in War-torn Bosnia

    Israel and Jordan are coordinating a humanitarian aid effort for Muslim refugees in war-ravaged Bosnia. Two planes, one Israeli and one Jordanian, are scheduled to fly to Bosnia this week to bring medical supplies, clothing, blankets and other aid to the war victims. The Red Cross will assist in distributing the aid. Israeli and Jordanian… More ▸

  • Jews of Yugoslavia Avoid Stance on Bosnia

    As fighting continues to rage in Bosnia, the Jews of neighboring Yugoslavia are doing their best to avoid taking sides in the conflict. “Of course, we are against the war,” Aca Singer, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Yugoslavia, said in a recent interview. “But we do not want to support one side… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Renew Call to Lift Bosnia Arms Embargo

    In one of the first Jewish outcries against the escalating war in Bosnia- Herzegovina in months, leaders in the organized Jewish community have called on President Clinton and Congress to end the arms embargo on Bosnia. The renewed appeals come in the wake of the rebel Bosnian Serb capture of Srebrenica, a U.N. “safe haven,”… More ▸

  • 46 Bosnian Muslim Refugees Get Permanent Israeli Status

    A total of 46 Bosnian Muslim refugees received permanent status in Israel this week at a ceremony at Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael, south of Haifa. In February 1993, the refugees were among a group of about 85 that Israel took in as part of a humanitarian effort in the midst of a full-fledged war in Bosnia…. More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines: As War Rages in Bosnia, Humanitarian Efforts Persist

    BEHIND THE HEADLINES:. As war rages in Bosnia, humanitarian efforts persist With no end in sight to the war, Jewish communities throughout Europe are banding together to help Jewish and non-Jewish victims in the Bosnain capital of Sarajevo. In Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands, Jewish societies have formed to raise funds and collect… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Praise Dole on Bosnian Arms Initiative

    As a shaky cease-fire takes hold in Bosnia, Jewish groups are praising an effort in Congress to lift the arms embargo on the Muslim nation by this spring. Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole (R-Kan.) introduced legislation on the first day of the new Congress last week, calling for an end to the arms embargo if… More ▸

  • Silence on Bosnia Shattered As Jewish Activists Stage Arrests

    With a protest and a staged arrest in front of the White House last week, a group of rabbis and activists shattered months of virtual silence by the Jewish community concerning the war in Bosnia. Sixteen rabbis and rabbinical students affiliated with a group known as Jews Against Genocide in Bosnia were arrested by police… More ▸

  • Museum’s Exhibit on Bosnia Draws Ire — and Letter — from Serbs

    A photo exhibit at the U.S. Memorial Holocaust Museum here has drawn the ire of some in the Serbian community who say it ignores Bosnia’s record during World War II and glorifies its role in the ongoing war in the Balkans. The controversy over the exhibit on the atrocities of war in the former Yugoslavia… More ▸

  • Sarajevo’s Jews Assist with Relief As Negotiators Push for Bosnian Peace

    With U.N. negotiators feverishly working toward a peace settlement in Bosnia, the president of the Jewish community in Sarajevo recently attended an unoffical peace conference here. In an interview, Ivica Ceresnjes described how he travels through Sarajevo in a car that has a sign with a menorah prominently displayed, enabling him to pass all checkpoints…. More ▸