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CAEF co-sponsoring Albanian Government Forum on Antisemitism

CAEF IS PROUD TO SPOTLIGHT THIS EVENT-REGISTER FOR
THE INAUGURAL 2020 BALKANS FORUM
AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM

 

The Albanian Parliament, in partnership with the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement and the Jewish Agency for Israel, is hosting the inaugural Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism on October 28, 2020. The forum will serve as a model to the region in the fight against the world’s oldest hatred. Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation is a sponsor.

The Honorable Michael R. Pompeo, United States Secretary of State and David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament will give keynote addresses at this historic forum alongside heads of state, ministers, and anti-Semitism envoys from the Balkans, Europe, and the U.S. Click below to join the historic event.

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On October 22, 2020, Combat Antisemitism released this message:

The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement today welcomed the Albanian parliament’s endorsement of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism. As such, Albania has become one of the first majority-Muslim countries to adopt the (IHRA) definition.

 

The definition agreed by IHRA, an inter-governmental organization including 34 member countries, is an internationally agreed classification of anti-Semitism. Not only is it a clear, succinct statement, but also an effective tool with which to measure and counter anti-Semitism.

 

Today’s landmark decision comes just days before the Parliament of the Republic of Albania, in partnership with the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement and the Jewish Agency for Israel, hosts the first ever Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism. The conference, which will take place on 28 October at 16:00 CET / 11:00 AM EDT, aims to create a united front for Balkans countries to work together against anti-Semitism.

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