Posted: August 4, 2015 in Jews and Bosniaks
Tags: Operation Storm
PHOTO: Army of the Republic of Bosnia Herzegoina: Offensive of the 5 Corps of the Bosnian Army near Sanski Most, some 15km away from Banja Luke, against the positions of Serb forces in Prijedor. Phoographer: Darko Bandic, 13 October 1995. (see more photos).
Army of the Republic of Bosnia Herzegoina: Offensive of the 5 Corps of the Bosnian Army near Sanski Most, some 15km away from Banja Luke, against the positions of Serb forces in Prijedor. Phoographer: Darko Bandic, 13 October 1995.
Times of Israel
August the 5th is Victory Day in Croatia. This year, it marks the twentieth anniversary of Operation Storm, the decisive military battle in which Croatia regained its sovereignty over occupied territory from which Serb forces lobbed shells at Croatian civilians with impunity for four excruciating years. Read the rest of this entry »
Prof. Menachem Rosensaft
By Menachem Rosensaft
Professor of law and son of Holocaust survivors
Twenty years ago, a place in eastern Bosnia called Srebrenica entered the annals of genocides alongside Auschwitz-Birkenau, Musa Dagh, and Butare.
Russia’s veto last week of a United Nations Security Council resolution that would have condemned “in the strongest terms the crime of genocide at Srebrenica” flies in the face of both history and international law. It is also fundamentally immoral.
Auschwitz-Birkenau, of course, was the most notorious of the Nazi death and concentration camps where the Holocaust of European Jewry was perpetrated. Musa Dagh is the region of the Ottoman Empire where several thousand Armenians resisted for 53 days in 1915 against the efforts to destroy them in what has become known as the Armenian Genocide. Butare is the Rwanda préfecture, or province, where Read the rest of this entry »
Gwynne Dyer: Top Serbian politicians won’t concede that Srebrenica massacre amounted to genocide
The Georgia Straight
It’s hard to say sorry, but it’s even harder to say you’re sorry for a genocide.
The word just sticks in the throats of those who should be saying it, as the Turks have been demonstrating for the past 100 years in the case of the Armenians of eastern Anatolia. And the Serbs have just shown themselves to be just as tongue-tied in the case of the Bosnian Muslims slaughtered at Srebrenica. Read the rest of this entry »
World Jewish Congress: Srebrenica was Genocide
On the 20th anniversary of the massacre of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica, World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder has called on the world to do more against the on-going slaughter of innocent people in many countries, notably in the Middle East.
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Evropski parlament usvojio Rezoluciju o Srebrenici
STRAZBUR – Evropski parlament na današnjoj sjednici u Strazburu, u znak sjećanja na srebreničke žrtve , usvojio je Rezoluciju o Srebrenici, javlja AA.
Rezolucijom se “snažno osuđuje genocid u Srebrenici, odlučno izjavljuje da se takvi strašni zločini ne smiju više nikada ponoviti i navodi da će učiniti sve u svojoj moći da spriječi ponovno počinjenje takvih djela, odbacuju svi oblici negiranja, relativizacije ili pogrešnog tumačenja tog genocida”.
Na prijedlog zastupnika Ivana Jakovčića, prihvaćeni su i amandmani na Rezoluciju kojima Evropski parlament izražava žaljenje što juče Savjet bezbjednosti UN-a nije usvojilo rezoluciju o Srebrenici i pozdravlja jednoglasnu odluku Savjeta ministara BiH da se 11. juli proglasi Danom žalosti na cijeloj teritoriji Bosne i Hercegovine. Read the rest of this entry »
An interfaith remembrance service was held at Westminster Abbey to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.
Rabbis Jonathan Wittenberg and Alexandra Wright attended the event on Monday as representatives of the Joseph Interfaith Foundation (JIF).
Mehri Niknam MBE of JIF, said it was a ‘solemn commemoration’ of the tragedy, in which over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered by Serbian paramilitary forces in the town of Srebrenica in 1995.
Niknam added: “The Serbs followed the programme of ethnic cleansing. Over 10,000 Muslims were murdered. Muslim women were raped, men were taken on a “death march” and shot and dumped in mass graves”. Read the rest of this entry »
Srebrenica je Nacionalni Interes Sjedinjenih Američkih Država
Piše: Erol Avdović, stalni dopisnik “Avaza” iz Sjedinjenih Američkih Država
Oni koji se nadaju da će rezolucija o Srebrenici, u kojoj se najveći zločin u Evropi nakon Drugog svjetskog rata nedvojbeno kvalificira genocidom nad Bošnjacima, nestati s dnevnog reda Ujedinjenih naroda (UN) i drugih međunarodnih institucija završetkom komemorativnih aktivnosti 20. godišnjice ove tragedije – gaje iluzije. Read the rest of this entry »