Kosovo speaker of parliament sends warm message to Israel

As two nations agree to establish diplomatic relations, Vjosa Osmani expresses gratitude to Jewish state, citing historical ties between the two peoples

On the crossroads between Serbia and Kosovo

Today, Serbia is looking for a family and Kosovo is looking for recognition, and Israel is precisely situated on the intersection between the two.

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.

This Holocaust survivor turned architect designed a memorial honoring Albanians who saved Jews

Stephen B. Jacobs for several years he worked to design a Holocaust memorial for Albania’s capital. Unveiled last month at the entrance to the Grand Park of Tirana, the simple memorial features three stone plaques — in Albanian, English and Hebrew — that highlight the stories of Albanians who saved Jews during World War II.

Rabbi Yisroel Finman “We Need to Pay the Albanian People Back

Like many immigrants to Albania, Rabbi Yisroel Finman came here by accident, but then found himself inexplicably drawn to the country, and with no desire to leave.

Remembering the past/Building new bridges – Israel & Albania

The recent inauguration of the Holocaust Memorial in Tirana, Albania drew acclaim from Jewish leaders in Israel and abroad. This memorial represents an advancement in the already warm relations between Israel and Albania.

Albania honors locals who rescued Jews during the Holocaust with memorial

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

Albania, only country with more Jews after the Holocaust, inaugurates memorial

Tirana honors victims, and locals who protected Jews; country was occupied by Nazis, but none of its Jews were killed or handed over

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.

Albania expels two Iranian diplomats for misconduct

Authorities say the two were incompatible with their diplomatic status, a phrase often used in cases of spying,