An exhibition on the efforts of Albanian Muslims to save Jews from the Nazis has been postponed at short notice without explanation.
The event was due to take place at the Centre for Islamic Enlightening, at the Golders Green Hippodrome, between 4pm and 6pm on Sunday.
But Barnet Multi Faith Forum, one of the organisers, announced on Thursday that it had been postponed “due to unforeseen circumstances”.
The event had faced calls of a boycott, most notably from 5Pillars, a Muslim community news and opinion site that opposed the exhibition’s ties to Yad Vashem, which it described as a “Holocaust museum based in Jerusalem which is partially financed by and supports the state of Israel”.
5Pillars editor Roshan Salih said on Twitter: "No to normalisation. Boycott Israel and Israeli institutions."
Before the event was postponed, Rabbi Natan Levy, head of operations with the event's co-organisers Faiths Forum, said it would be a "powerful reminder that the Muslim community in Albania was one of the few that did not idly by when the Nazis attempted to eradicate their Jewish neighbours".
The Centre for Islamic Enlightening has been approached for comment.