DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

07 July, 2009


The most prominent Bosnian Jew, Sven Alkalaj, is a proven friend of the Srebrenica genocide victims and survivors. Sven Alkalaj is a man of honor and integrity.

On July 6th, 2009, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sven Alkalaj visited Srebrenica on the occassion of the 14th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. Alkalaj is one of the most prominent Bosnian Jews and a member of the Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina led by Dr. Haris Silajdžić.

Alkalaj met with the Mayor of Srebrenica and discussed the current and planned projects in Srebrenica.

He also paid a visit to the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial and laid flowers in remembrance of 8,372 victims of genocide and 30,000 people that were forcibly expelled from Srebrenica in July 1995. As he said, he regularly pays tribute to the victims of genocide in Srebrenica. He called for the Srebrenica genocide memorials to be held every single month, and not just once per year.

Serb Abuse of Foreign Aid to Srebrenica

"I have asked the minister to make a contact with the Netherlands embassy, so the Dutch government starts directing humanitarian aid to Srebrenica directly through the municipal government of Srebrenica," said Mayor of Srebrenica Osman Suljić.

This is particularly important because local Serb organizations abuse humanitarian aid and monetary funds intended only for the survivors of the Srebrenica genocide and Bosniak returnees to Srebrenica. Many dubious Serb NGOs do so by pretending to be a voice of the genocide victims, when in fact they represent the voice of those who committed the genocide in Srebrenica.

Alkalaj promised that Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the coming period will help the municipality of Srebrenica, in cooperation with foreign factors through various development projects.

"For us it is extremely important to start the international negotiations for the compensation of the sunken land Bajina Basta [caused by Serbia's hydro projects on the Drina River], which would - in this case - mean a lot for our budget," said Suljić. Alkalaj will push for the restart of negotiations so Bosniaks can be compensated for sunken farm land.