The history of Dr. Josef Teitelbaum and his family in Kosovo
Vlora Çitaku, Kosovo’s ambassador to the United States
The $300,000 museum-synagogue project is spearheaded by Votem Demiri, the 72-year-old patriarch of Kosovo’s Jewish community. His daughter, Ines Demiri, an official at Kosovo’s consulate-general in New York, organized the business delegation to Prishtinë and Prizren as well as its members’ meetings with Prime Minister Haradinaj and other top officials.
Though today home to just under 60 Jews, the state — which vies for international recognition — boasts a community that dates back to prior to the Spanish Inquisition
This week, another country signaled that it hoped to open an embassy in Jerusalem, and surprisingly, it’s a Muslim-majority nation. But there’s an unexpected catch: Israel doesn’t recognize this nation. Kosovo’s president, Hashim Thaci, said Thursday that were his country to have an embassy in Israel, he would put it in Jerusalem. “If Kosovo were recognized by Israel, I would open the Kosovo Embassy in Jerusalem,” Thaci explained during an interview with Vizion Plus in Albania.
Kosovo would set up an embassy in Israel if the Jewish state recognizes it as an independent state, the president of the Balkan breakaway republic said.
Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci said that if Israel recognized Kosovo, Kosovo would open an embassy.
TIRANA, Albania — With tears in his eyes, Avi Pazner, 60, who was the first.
There were a handful of European nations where the Nazi killing machine sputtered, but few.
Albanians’ strong traditions inspired them to save their nation’s Jews during the Holocaust. Albania, the only Muslim-majority country in Europe, was also the only European nation to emerge from the Holocaust with a larger Jewish population.