EJP welcomes Albania to become first Muslim country to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism
European Jewish Parliament welcomes the Albanian government’s decision to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism, which states that the delegitimization and demonization of Israel are forms of anti-Semitism.
The Albanian parliament’s unanimous endorsement of the IHRA definition came ahead of the first ever Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism.
Albanians have more reasons to be proud because their country is on the only country in Europe where all Jews were taken under protection and rescued during WWII.
The Albanian parliament’s unanimous endorsement of the IHRA definition came just before the parliament, in partnership with the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement and the Jewish Agency for Israel, host the first ever Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism.
This conference, which took place on 28 October, aims to create a united front for Balkans countries to work together against anti-Semitism.
EJP member Geront Koreta called the approval a “landmark decision” which should encourage another countries to join it.
EJP Chairman Vadim Rabinovich considered it to be an important step, moreover he added that :
‘’The adoption of the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism is the most important and effective tool currently in place in the international arena to take practical action against the scourge of anti-Semitism.’’