The Parliament of the Republic of Albania, in partnership with the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) and the Jewish Agency for Israel, will host the first ever Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism on October 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT.
Albania has always cherished its historic friendship with the Jewish people. During the Holocaust, Albania sheltered over a thousand Jewish refugees from the Nazis and after the end of the war it was one of the only countries to have a larger Jewish population than beforehand. To this day, the Muslim-majority population of Albania maintains great interfaith relations with the Jewish minority.
Amid rising anti-Semitism in Europe, the inaugural 2020 Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism will serve as a model for other countries in the region and beyond. Over the Jewish High Holidays anti-Semitic attacks targeted Jewish communities in Britain, France, Sweden, Norway, Germany, and Denmark. Jewish people in Europe are frequently targeted with swastikas, damage to property, and even violent attacks such as outside a synagogue in Hamburg, Germany, on the holiday of Sukkot.
Anti-Semitism is a societal disease and requires great leaders to combat it. In this spirit, dignitaries such as heads of state, ministers, and envoys for anti-Semitism from the Balkans, the broader European region, and the United States will address participants at the forum.
Speakers include Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, Speaker of the Israeli Knesset Yariv Levin, United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism Elan Carr, and many more distinguished guests.
Join this forum live on October 28th, 2020 to support this important endeavor.
How can you be a part of this?
1. Sign up for the forum with the registration link.
2. Share the registration link with five people in your network who want to learn more about anti-Semitism.
The forum will also be streamed live on YouTube.