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Albania Joins Global Efforts to Combat Anti-Semitism, 2nd Muslim-Majority Country to Do So – 阿尔巴尼亚参加全球反犹太主义斗争,这是穆斯林占多数的第二个国家

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U.S Ambassador to Albania Yuri Kim speaks during the inauguration of a memorial in Tirana to the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust and for the Albanians who protected them from the Nazis, , July 9, 2020. (Xhulio Hajdari/Tirana City Hall via AP)

美国驻阿尔巴尼亚大使尤里·金(Yuri Kim)在地拉那的纪念馆就职典礼上致辞,内容是针对2020年7月9日在大屠杀中被谋杀的600万犹太人以及保护他们免受纳粹侵害的阿尔巴尼亚人。(Xhulio Hajdari /地拉那市政厅通过AP )

Albania’s parliament unanimously voted to approve the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism, becoming the second majority-Muslim country to adopt it after Kosovo.

By Associated Press

The Albanian Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution joining global efforts to combat anti-Semitism.

The parliament unanimously voted to approve the definition of anti-Semitism from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), becoming the second majority-Muslim country to adopt it after Kosovo.

The definition describes hate speech and other acts that discriminate against the Jewish people or the state, their properties or religious objects.

Next week, the first ever Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism will be held in Albania.

The New York-based Combat Anti-Semitism Movement called Albania’s act a “landmark decision” and urged other countries to join it.

“At a time when anti-Semitism is increasing across the world, the IHRA definition has never been more important. Not only does it spell out exactly what Jew-hatred looks like, but adopting IHRA’s definition makes clear that anti-Semitism has no place in free, democratic and tolerant societies such as Albania,” said CAM’s head, Sacha Roytman-Dratwa.

Nazi German forces occupied Albania from September 1943 until November 1944, when they were pushed out by local communist partisans. However, Albania boasts that it was the only country where no Jews were killed or handed over to the Nazis.

The country’s Jewish population rose from 200 before World War II to more than 3,000 by its end as Albanians protected their Jewish friends, and helped other Jews who fled from Germany and Austria by either smuggling them abroad or hiding them at home.

A small Jewish community living in Albania left the country for Israel just after the fall of the communist regime in 1991.

Next week, the first ever Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism will be held in Albania.








“在世界范围内反犹太主义日益猖time之际,《国际卫生条例(HRA)》的定义从未如此重要。 CAM的负责人Sacha Roytman-Dratwa表示:“这不仅清楚说明了犹太人的模样,而且采纳了IHRA的定义明确表明,反犹太主义在阿尔巴尼亚这样的自由,民主和宽容的社会中没有地位。”





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