Bosnia

  • 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 Leaders Pledge Support in Meeting with Bosnian President

    American Jewish leaders have promised to increase their lobbying of the U.S. government to take a stronger role in saving Bosnia-Herzegovina. They made this pledge in a meeting Tuesday with Alija Izetbegovic, president of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The meeting was called by Izetbegovic to thank the Jewish community for its leading role in trying to mobilize American… More ▸

  • Bosnian Moslem Refugees to Be Housed in Kibbutz After Arabs Withdraw Aid

    The 84 Bosnian Moslem refugees brought to Israel in a mercy operation a month ago are to be housed in Kibbutz Beit Oren on Mount Carmel for the remainder of their stay here. The refugees were first supposed to have been sheltered by the Israeli Arab villages of Tira and Umm el-Fahm. But Israeli Arab… More ▸

  • Yugoslav Immigrants in Israel Divided over Bosnian Refugees

    Israel’s absorption of 83 Moslem refugees from war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina has stirred up debate among Israelis originally from the various former republics of Yugoslavia. Jews from Serbian regions have pointed to the Croatian government’s behavior during World War II to make their case that the Serbs treated Jews better than the Bosnians and Croatians. They feel… More ▸

  • Bosnian Moslems Arrive in Israel Despite Opposition from Arabs

    The familiar scene at Ben-Gurion Airport, where bedraggled immigrants stream off an airplane with Israeli flags waving in the background, was repeated with an unusual twist Tuesday: Instead of Jewish immigrants from Russia, the newcomers were Moslem refugees from Bosnia-Herzegovina. The 84 Moslem refugees are to stay in Israel temporarily until the fighting subsides in… More ▸