Russia

Iran Sanctions: Is Action on Russia Enough?

Pro-Israel groups are playing a cautious game of wait-and-see in response to last week’s dramatic developments in the battle over sanctions on Russian companies that contribute to Iran’s missile development program

07/24/1998
Washington Correspondent
Is Action On Russia Enough? Pro-Israel groups are playing a cautious game of wait-and-see in response to last week’s dramatic developments in the battle over sanctions on Russian companies that contribute to Iran’s missile development program. Facing an almost certain override of his veto of the Iran Missile Proliferation Sanctions Act, President Bill Clinton announced he would impose trade sanctions on seven of nine Russian companies accused of contributing to Iran’s weapons program.

Russian Crisis Has Leaders Fearing Worst

American Jewish leaders, jarred by the accelerating economic and political chaos in Russia, are privately beginning to discuss contingency plans for coming to the aid of Russia’s vulnerable Jewish population.

09/04/1998
Washington Correspondent
American Jewish leaders, jarred by the accelerating economic and political chaos in Russia, are privately beginning to discuss contingency plans for coming to the aid of Russia’s vulnerable Jewish population. Their concern is being fueled by rising panic among Jews who fear a wave of anti-Semitism as rubles evaporate into thin air and communists crank up their efforts to unseat President Boris Yeltsin. But some wonder if Jewish communal institutions here are prepared for the consequences of a full-scale meltdown in Russia.
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