Even though Albania is a Muslin-majority country, it and the Jewish state have had surprisingly good relations. (Albania is the only European nation that had more Jews at the end of World War II than at the beginning. We recommend reading the Wikipedia article linked below.) Last month, the Israeli embassy in Tirana, the Albanian capital organized a “weeklong” event that actually lasted 10 days and featured various aspects of Israeli culture.
— Wikipedia, The Jerusalem Post
Quote: “In November 2019, after a deadly earthquake struck Albania, Israel sent IDF military engineer troops to the country to search through the rubble for survivors and rescue them, assess whether buildings were structurally sound, and provide those who had been evacuated from their homes with waterproof tents to shelter them. In January 2020, Albanian President Ilir Meta met with Israel Defense Forces soldiers during an official visit to Israel, embraced them, thanked them for their assistance, and awarded them the Albanian Golden Medal of the Eagle.”
Learn more about Albania-Israel relations from Wikipedia. ►
Read “Israel Culture Week” in Tirana, capital of Albania” ►
Watch “What is TIRANA 2022 really like?” [10:43]. ►
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