ACCESSION NUMBER:264922 FILE ID:POL405 DATE:01/28/93 TITLE:WHITE HOUSE REPORT, THURSDAY,JANUARY 28, 1993 (01/28/93) TEXT:*93012805.POL WHITE HOUSE REPORT, THURSDAY,JANUARY 28, 1993 (Bosnia, Israel) (330) NEWS BRIEFING -- Communications Director George Stephanopoulos covered these topics: BOSNIAN REVIEW UNDER WAY Stephanopoulos told questioners that President Clinton was not involved in a mid-afternoon meeting which included top administration diplomatic, intelligence and defense officials. 1e said Secretary of State Christopher, Secretary of Defense Aspin, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Powell, and CIA Director Woolsey discussed "a range of issues" with the staff of the National Security Council. Clinton, he added, has not had any special briefings on Bosnia-Hercegovina, although the matter has been covered in his normal security and intelligence briefings each day. He called the renewed fighting in Croatia and Bosnia "a very serious situation that we're watching very closely. We're reviewing our options now." He noted that the United States "supported the Vance process to bring the parties together," but pointed out, "This is very serious. Obviously if you read the newspapers and look at what is happening over there, it's something that's of deep concern to all of us and we're working on it now. We're reviewing all of our options right now." (Cyrus Vance is co-chairman of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia in Geneva.) ISRAELI DISCUSSIONS INTENSIFIED Stephanopoulos would not comment on the Israeli Supreme Court decision holding that the expulsion of Palestinians can stand, but that the government must arrange for the men to have appeals. He said Washington is "intensifying" its contacts with Tel Aviv and is concentrating on bringing the parties together. U.S. officials are in touch with United Nations diplomats and with other parties. "It's most appropriate right now to see what we can do to get a diplomatic solution," he said. "That's what we're focussing on." Stephanopoulos added that "the important thing right now...is to get a solution among the parties in the region. We're trying everything we can do diplomatically to achieve that." NNNN .