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Israel's Chief Rabbis to Europe: Investigate Anti-Semitism

Israel's chief rabbis send letter to the President of the European Council, urge him to work to stop anti-Semitism.Elad Benari, 1/3/2013, 5:15 AM

Arabs Brutally Attack US Yeshiva Student in Italy

A gang of Arabs brutally attacked an American yeshiva student visiting with his family in Venice, Italy. Jewish community: This is rare. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/2/2013, 9:28 AM

Newly Engaged Berlusconi Returns Unwelcomed To Italian Arena

Silvio Berlusconi got a chilly reception upon his comeback, but that has never deterred Berlusconi.Amiel Ungar, 12/19/2012, 2:58 AM

Berlusconi Attempts Comeback, Former Allies Pan Him As Dinosaur

Silvio Berlusconi has effectively prompted the resignation of the technocratic Mario Monti government, sparking criticism.Amiel Ungar, 12/10/2012, 2:39 AM

Italy Stops Weapons Shipment to Gaza

Following a tip from Israel, Italian police seize a shipment of weapons intended for Egypt with a final destination of Gaza.Elad Benari, 12/9/2012, 5:33 AM

More Than 3 Million Vote In Left's Open Primaries In Italy

Emulating the French Socialists, Italy's Democratic Party staged a primary in the hope that this will pave way to electoral victory.Amiel Ungar, 11/27/2012, 9:56 PM

London Fans Spark Outrage Over 'Free Palestine' Chants

Soccer match marred by anti-Semitic chantings, with fans shouting “Juden Tottenham,” and unrolling huge banner reading “Free Palestine”. Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/25/2012, 9:30 AM

Italian MPs to Visit Israel's Gaza Belt Residents

A delegation of Italian MPs from different parties will visit Kibbutz Kfar Aza to show solidarity with Israelis living near Gaza.Elad Benari, 11/12/2012, 6:15 AM

EXPOSÉ: Italy, Land of Islam

Education minister Profumo proposed that Islam be taught in public schools alongside Catholicism. Nazification of Israel ruled free speech.Giulio Meotti, Italy, 10/31/2012, 11:42 AM

Monti Becomes First Italian PM to Commemorate 1943 Nazi Roundup

Italy’s prime minister addressed a ceremony for the 69th anniversary of deportations of over a thousand Roman Jews to AuschwitzRachel Hirshfeld , 10/17/2012, 3:12 PM

Italian FM Says Israel Should Not Strike Iran

In a statement on American TV, the Italian foreign minister said that Israel risks global diplomatic isolation if it attacks Iran.Scott Krane, 10/12/2012, 3:24 PM

German Court Drops Investigation into Nazi Massacre in Italy

German court drops investigation into 17 former Nazi SS soldiers for taking part in the wartime massacre of 560 citizens in Italian village.Rachel Hirshfeld , 10/3/2012, 1:35 PM

Nobody Like Ahmadinejad Since Hitler, Says Peres

No one since Hitler – except for Ahmadinejad – has declared a desire to destroy an entire people and eliminate a country, Peres says. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/5/2012, 7:25 PM

Foreign Ministry Helps Stranded Israelis Come Home

A special flight will bring home Israeli tourists who were stranded after airline Wind Jet cancelled their flight due to financial problems.Elad Benari, 8/13/2012, 1:10 AM

Hitler Wine Bottles Turn Italy Vacation into Stressful Occasion

American lawyer vacationing in Italy found wine bottles portraying Hitler with arm raised in Nazi salute, with words "Mein Kampf" on label.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/9/2012, 11:16 AM

Italian Commentator Accuses Germany Of Establishing 4th Reich

Italy and Spain have sought to get the ECB to purchase their bonds. Germany has blocked this approach, stirring resentment.Amiel Ungar, 8/7/2012, 4:31 AM

Regional Excess Spending Aggravates European Debt Crisis

The indebted regions have aggravated the financial plight of Spain and Italy and may lose some competencies.Amiel Ungar, 7/23/2012, 5:54 AM

Shomron Breaks the Boycott, Forms Wine Alliance with Italy

Shomron Regional Council breaks the boycott by creating an alliance between Shomron winemakers and Italian winemakers.Uzi Baruch & Elad Benari, 7/19/2012, 11:17 AM

2 Buildings Collapse, 3 Missing in Southern Italy

A family of three is missing after two buildings collapsed following a gas explosion in the southern Italian town of Conversano.Chana Ya'ar, 6/7/2012, 2:31 PM

15+ Dead in Northern Italy Quake

A 5.8 magnitude quake killed 15+ in northern Italy as factories, warehouses, and a cathedral collapse in the second deadly quake in 10 days Gabe Kahn, 5/29/2012, 4:25 PM

3 Dead After 5.9-Magnitude Quake Hits Northern Italy

At least 3 are dead after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck northern Italy early Sunday morning. It is not yet clear how many are injured. Chana Ya'ar, 5/20/2012, 10:51 AM

Finance Minister: Iran's Economy Near Collapse

"It is time to tighten sanctions without letting up," Steinitz tells visiting Italian prime minister.Gil Ronen, 4/9/2012, 12:50 PM

Italian Man Arrested for Planning Attack on Milan Synagogue

Italian police arrest a 20-year old man of Moroccan descent on suspicion of planning a terror attacks in a synagogue in Milan.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/16/2012, 11:56 PM

"Southern Terror Underscores Magnitude of the Iranian Threat"

PM Netanyahu met with Italian Defense Minister and emphasized the connection between the situation in the south and the Iranian threat.Yoni Kempinski, 3/12/2012, 9:03 PM

Search Operations End 'Indefinitely' on Sinking Cruise Ship

Search teams have "indefinitely" ended operations aboard the Italian Costa Concordia luxury cruise ship due to shifting in the water.Chana Ya'ar, 1/18/2012, 12:39 PM

7 Israelis Rescued From Wrecked Cruise Ship

At least seven Israelis are among those rescued from a luxury cruise ship that ran aground and sank near Italy's Giglio island.Chana Ya'ar, 1/15/2012, 12:09 AM

Italian Cruise Ship Sinks, Missing and Dead

Search teams are racing against time to find and rescue missing cruise passengers and crew from waters of the Mediterranean near Italy. Chana Ya'ar, 1/14/2012, 8:03 PM

Are the West and Iran Headed for War?

Italy has joined a growing number of EU countries who are censuring Iran after England's embassy was sacked - just how high are the stakes?Gabe Kahn., 12/1/2011, 6:23 PM

Interview with Vitttorio Segre: Jews Under Berlusconi

Interview Series IV: Dr. Gerstenfeld interviews political scientist and best selling author Dan Vittorio Segre: "The political support of the Berlusconi governments for Israel and other favorable factors gave Italy’s Jews new self-confidence".Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 11/17/2011, 6:35 PM

'Game Over' – Italian Prime Minister Resigns

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi officially resigned Saturday, ending the longest-running terms of office in his country.Chana Ya'ar, 11/13/2011, 12:54 PM

Subsiding of Italian Interest Rates A Leap of Economic Faith

Italy has its first unity government since the end of the Second World War but its economic options are more constricted.Amiel Ungar, 11/11/2011, 3:42 AM

The Italian Anti-Semitism Report

Forget la dolce vita, even though Italy and Israel have held joint air drills recently. Giulio Meotti, 11/9/2011, 5:25 PM

Bond Yields, Coalition Cracks May Finally Undo Silvio Berlusconi

Faced with defections within his own party, cracks in his coalition, and a dangerous spike in bond yields, Berlusconi is in trouble.Aryeh ben Hayim, 11/8/2011, 7:46 PM

Opposition Wants Berlusconi to Go in Return for Backing Reforms

As feared, the Greek decision to hold a referendum brought immediate pressure on Italy.Amiel Ungar, 11/3/2011, 9:47 PM

IAF Pilots Drill Over Italy

An IAF delegation has returned from Sardinia where it conducted joint exercises with the Italian Air Force.Gabe Kahn., 11/2/2011, 7:34 PM

Italian Anti-Semitism Committee Approves Final Report

An Italian Committee for the Inquiry into Anti-Semitism approves its final report, will present it to the public next week.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/12/2011, 10:52 PM

Italian Debt Downgrade and Dexia Bank Bailout Highlight Crisis

The downgrading of Italian debt by three notches and the stock panic over the Dexia Bank are symptomatic of the continuing debt crisis.Amiel Ungar, 10/6/2011, 8:36 AM

Marranos Gather in Southern Italy to Explore Their Roots

Dozens of Italians of Jewish descent -- Marranos -- have gathered in the southern region of the country to explore their roots this week.Chana Ya'ar, 9/7/2011, 2:25 PM

Kidnapped Italian Journalists Freed in Libya

Four kidnapped Italian journalists have been freed after a raid on a house in Tripoli in which they were held hostage.Chana Ya'ar, 8/25/2011, 2:52 PM

Italian MPs Write Letter Against Unilateral PA Move

Over 150 Italian MPs call on the international community to oppose the PA's statehood bid, call for resumption of negotiations.Elad Benari, 8/10/2011, 12:59 AM

Italy Takes Step Towards Niqab Ban

An Italian parliamentary commission approved a draft law banning veils in public; vote after summer recess.Gabe Kahn., 8/2/2011, 10:41 PM

Italy Stands by Israel, Boycotts Durban III

Italy announced on Friday it will boycott the Durban III Conference in September due to the anti-Israel nature of previous conferences.Elad Benari, 7/23/2011, 9:00 PM

Sovereign Debt Crisis Menaces Italy As Securities Tumble

Europe's failure to convincingly tackle the problems in the smaller states has now created doubts about the major economies.Amiel Ungar, 7/11/2011, 11:45 PM

Netanyahu Visit Showcases Improved Israeli-Italian Ties

Even if Berlusconi's grip on power appears to be weakening, he has contributed to improved ties with IsraelAryeh Ben Hayim, 6/14/2011, 2:44 PM

Italian Referendum Limits Berlusconi, Swells Antinuclear Tide

Italy's referendum result creates two distinct camps within Europe on the nuclear power issue.Amiel Ungar, 6/14/2011, 8:45 AM

Nation’s Three Top Politicians are Abroad

Prime Minister is in Italy with Foreign Minister, Defense Minister is in China.Gil Ronen, 6/12/2011, 8:37 PM

Report: Peres Continues Meeting With Abbas

President Peres and PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas were said to have met during celebrations in Italy to discuss reviving Israel-PA talks.Gabe Kahn., 6/3/2011, 2:13 PM

Pummeled by Local Elections, Berlusconi Vows to Fight On

Silvio Berlusconi is 'too busy to schedule... funeral', but some are already measuring him for a political coffin.Amiel Ungar, 6/1/2011, 1:57 AM

Lebanese Ask if Syria Attacked UNIFIL

Italy says it will reduce its UNIFIL contingent following an attack on its troops in Lebanon, but UNIFIL denies the report. Chana Ya'ar, 5/29/2011, 3:55 PM

EU Scrambles to Save Schengen

The tide of refugees from North Africa has forced Europe to ponder the sustainability of a Europe without borders.Amiel Ungar, 4/28/2011, 10:37 PM

Franco-Italian Dispute: No One Wants North African Refugees

The architects of a Europe without Borders did not envision the refugee crisis and the EU scramble to avoid accepting them.Amiel Ungar, 4/8/2011, 1:22 PM

Italy Plays Hot Potato With African Migrants

The islanders of Lampedusa complain to Rome and Rome complains to Brussels, but the EU won't help Italy deal with refugees.Amiel Ungar, 4/1/2011, 2:01 AM

Analysis: Ad-Libbing on Libya, Rethinking Realism

All those who for practical or pecuniary reasons backed Qaddafi are furiously backpedalling.Dr. Amiel Ungar, 2/22/2011, 7:21 AM

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi Faces an April Trial

An Italian magistrate has ruled that Silvio Berlusconi must stand trial in April for moral turpitude and misuse of authority.Amiel Ungar, 2/15/2011, 4:14 PM

Italy Catches the Fallout from Tunisian Revolution

Italy is trying to cope with an immigration wave from Tunisia touched off by the regime change and the ensuing confusionAmiel Ungar, 2/13/2011, 1:02 PM

Italy Approves Resolution to Combat Online Anti-Semitism

Italy approves protocol that would allow local investigators to coordinate investigations into online anti-Semitism in other parts of the world.Elad Benari, 12/16/2010, 2:12 AM

Israel and Italy Air Forces Fly Together

The Israel and Italian air forces fly together in their first international training deployment of an early warning control system. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/28/2010, 3:06 PM