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Valentina Leskaj

Ex Albania minister becomes 1st Muslim to join Combat Antisemitism Movement

"Antisemitism is not just a danger to Jews and Jewish communities. It is a threat to every decent society and therefore to people of all backgrounds: Muslim, Christian and beyond."

Kadri Cakrani - An unknown Albanian hero of the Holocaust

He served as a commandant-general of the town of Berat, and in 1943, he called for help as he tried to protect the Jews in his area.

By ELIZABETH J. VRATO
22/08/2020

Kosovo is a test of Israel’s moral character

In the 1990s, 10,000 Kosovo Albanians died and about one million were displaced as a result of Serbia’s aggression.

By DAVID L. PHILLIPS , ALUSH GASHI
15/08/2020
Stephen Jacobs has designed two Holocaust memorials in Europe.

Architect designed a memorial honoring Albanians who saved Jews

Jacobs, 81, agreed to work on the memorial after learning that Albania was the only country in Europe that had more Jews after World War II than it did before.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
12/08/2020

Albania honors locals who rescued Jews during the Holocaust with memorial

The Albanians protected the Jews despite Nazi German forces occupying the country.

War crimes prosecutor indicts Kosovo president Hashim Thaci

War crimes allegations against the KLA first surfaced in the 2011 Council of Europe rights agency report that accused guerrillas of killing civilian Serbs and ethnic Albanian political opponents.

By REUTERS
25/06/2020
A MAN holds a Kosovo flag

The new Israeli government should finally recognize Kosovo

Despite Kosovo’s continuous efforts – and its people’s sincere admiration for the Jewish state – Israel has so far refused to establish relations with the youngest country in Europe.

By AKRI ÇIPA
23/05/2020
Police stand guard during an anti-government protest in front of the Parliament in Tirana, Albania M

Albania bans psychologists from practicing gay conversion therapy

The Order of Psychologists said members would face disciplinary proceedings if they carried out the treatment.

By REUTERS
18/05/2020
Earthquake aftermath in the Turkish eastern city of Elazig, Jan. 25, 2020

MDA offers assistance to Turkey after earthquake

"I view this as an opportunity for collaboration... offer all assistance towards saving lives anywhere," and have "great appreciation" for Turkish Red Crescent, MDA's director-general Eli Bin wrote.

Albanians and the Jewish people – bonds of friendship that transcend time

Though the times were critical, the show of friendship toward Albanians was heartwarming.

By AKRI ÇIPA
19/12/2019
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