The New York Times- There were a handful of European nations where the Nazi killing machine sputtered, but few seem more remarkable and less illuminated than Albania.
Iranian news agency calls the Aladdin Project “one of the most important initiatives of International Zionism"Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency lambasted the Aladdin Project as a creation of “International Zionism” seeking to persuade Muslim countries “to recognize the Zionists’ fabricated narrative about the Holocaust, which will enable them to present the creation of [Israel] as both legitimate and necessary.”
Groundbreaking International Holocaust Education Conference in Turkey Focuses on Middle East and North AfricaIstanbul – The first conference on Holocaust education in a Muslim country brought together more than 40 senior officials, scholars and educators from around the world and 150 Turkish academics, teachers and researchers.
Aladdin Summer UniversityUnder the patronage of the European Parliament and UNESCO, 53 students from 16 prestigious universities in Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Africa graduated on July 15 at a special ceremony at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul as “Youth Ambassadors for Peace and Dialogue of Cultures”.
Can interfaith dialogue mitigate anti-Semitism? Experts say yes in Jerusalem ForumAt the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism in Jerusalem, Aladdin President Anne-Marie Revcolevschi and British-Pakistani Muslim leader Dr Abduljalil Sajid co-chaired the working group on interfaith dialogue as a way of mitigating anti-Semitism and racism. The group presented concrete proposals that were adopted by the Forum.
A debate in Abu-Dhabi: Why talk to Muslims about the Holocaust?A round-table discussion about the past, present and future of Jewish-Muslim relations brought together on April 26 Aladdin Project President Anne-Marie Revcolevschi, Abu Dhabi Sorbonne Vice-Chancellor Eric Fouache, former French Ambassador to Yemen Gilles Gauthier, Moroccan publisher Abdelkadir Retnani and Abu Dhabi New York University’s Professor Justin Stearns.
Round-table in Casablanca focuses on Morocco’s Jewish heritageA conference organized by the Aladdin Project under the auspices of the Moroccan Ministry of Culture as part of the official program of the Book Fair brought together Moroccan and French intellectuals to discuss intercultural relations between Europe and North Africa in the current geopolitical context.
Moroccan Culture Minister visits Aladdin’s books at Book FairThe Aladdin Project’s nine books in Arabic on the Holocaust and several books on different aspects of Jewish-Muslim relations were exhibited at the Casablanca International Book Fair in April by Croisee des Chemins (Crossroads), one of the most prominent publishers in Morocco. Morocco’s Minister of Culture, Mohamed Amine Sbihi, visited the stand on the opening day of the Book Fair.
EJC- The historic Great Synagogue in Turkey's far northwestern Edirne province will be put into service as a religious or cultural center after the completion of its restoration.
EJC- Ban Ki-moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations, paid tribute to victims of the Holocaust at a visit to Auschwitz.
REUTERS- In his 50s, Simintov is the last known Afghan Jew to remain in the country. He has become something of a celebrity over the years and his rivalry with the next-to-last Jew, who died in 2005, inspired a play.