The Israeli national anthem, Hatikvah, was performed last week at the Albanian parliament in the presence of Israeli Knesset members and representatives of the Beit Yisrael pro-Israel advocacy group.
The Albanian legislators stood for the anthem, which was sung by representatives of Beit Yisrael in Albania, led by the organization's founder Itzik Moshe.
Moshe, who survived an assassination attempt by the Iranian Quds Force, decided not to stop his work regardless. According to him, "Anti-Semitism is Anti-Zionism, and today it is aimed against Israel's existence. Establishing Beit Yisrael was necessary to promote advocacy alongside direct ties with friendly states in many fields and is also the answer to anti-Semitism through correct advocacy, which showcases and presents the real Israel."
Beit Yisrael has held several Zionist and Holocaust education days in Albania. Before the Hatikvah was played, Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana addressed the Albanian parliament, and wreaths were placed to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust by the mayor and former president, together with the head of the World Zionist Organization, Yaakov Hagoel, and the president of Beit Yisrael Albania, former Knesset Speaker Hilik Bar.