Albanian PM Rama at CAM Leadership Dinner: Biggest Danger Is From Those Who ‘Rationalize Antisemitism’

Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania Edi Rama addresses the CAM Jerusalem Leadership Dinner, Oct. 23, 2022. Photo: Tal Bar Or.

October 25, 2022

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama’s keynote remarks at the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) Jerusalem Leadership Dinner on Sunday drew extensive media coverage back in his home country.

Watch an Ora News report on Prime Minister Rama’s address here.

“It is vital for us to be aligned in the fight against antisemitism,” said Prime Minister Rama, who was in Israel for an official visit during which he met with top leaders, including President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Yair Lapid. “To my mind, the biggest dangers we face are not from vandals in a Jewish cemetery, which exposes them as barbaric, but from those who look rational and rationalize antisemitism. The antisemitism that emerged from the British Labour Party a few years ago worried me more than when I hear about the vandalism of a synagogue.”

Prime Minister Rama’s full remarks can be viewed here:

The Jerusalem Leadership Dinner kicked off CAM’s first-ever in-person Advisory Board Meeting in Israel.

Other prominent speakers included Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs Nachman Shai, Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan, and Ambassador of Belgium to Israel Jean-Luc Bodson, among others.