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.

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,

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

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

Jewish group to repair earthquake-struck home of Albanian Muslim who saved Jews

House of Muhamet Bicaku, whose father and brother sheltered 20 Jews from occupation forces during Holocaust, was devastated in calamity that claimed 55 lives

Albania hails Israeli engineers helping rebuild after devastating quake

Prime Minister Edi Rama says IDF team aiding recovery in hard-hit city of Durres is ‘No. 1’; sends video to Netanyahu

IDF sends aid mission to earthquake-stricken Albania

Team of reservists and regular soldiers will join international efforts with a focus on surveying buildings to find whether they remained structurally sound after the quake

Israel Rescue and Service team assisting emergency operations in Albania

After what is the worst and possibly the deadliest earthquake in decades, Albanian and international teams including one from Israel, are rushing to locate survivors in collapsed buildings and amid the devastation

Albanian who rescued Jews during Holocaust to be honored in Poland

Group organizing event says testimonies like 93-year-old Xhemal Veseli’s ‘bring us together as Jews and Muslims’