The Euro-Asian Jewish Congress 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.
During World War II, many Albanians helped Jews and saved them from deportations. Dozens of them were recognized as righteous among the nations. EAJC is grateful to Albania for its stance towards Jews and the Jewish state, which has remained positive and benevolent for many decades.
EAJC President Dr. Mikhail Mirilashvili: “The adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism by Albania, the second Muslim-majority country to take this step, is a very important step towards eradicating anti-Semitism. We are grateful to the Albanian government and the entire Albanian people for their position towards the State of Israel. I urge all countries to accept the IHRA’s working definition of anti-Semitism and do everything possible to prevent anti-Semitic actions”.