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Italian PM meets Jewish leaders

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni underlines "essential importance of Jewish communities" in meeting with WJC head and Jewish leaders.

Italian PM meets Jewish leaders

A movie about kidnapped Italian Jew Edgardo Mortara moves forward without Steven Spielberg

Film about Edgardo Mortara, a 19th-century Italian Jew who was kidnapped by the Catholic Church, moves forward, but without Steven Spielberg

A movie about kidnapped Italian Jew moves forward sans Spielberg

12-year old Italian boy assaulted by teens in antisemitic attack

A 12-year old Italian Jewish boy was attacked by teenagers who kicked him, hit him on the head and yelled antisemitic abuse at him.

12-year old Italian boy assaulted by teens in antisemitic attack

Sixth volume of Italian translation of Talmud released

The sixth volume of an Italian translation of the Talmud was recently published in Italy.

Sixth volume of Italian translation of Talmud released

Italian police arrest neo-Nazi group planning to attack NATO facility

Anti-Semitic extremist group also used social media to recruit young people to carry out violent acts.

Italian cops arrest neo-Nazi group planning to attack NATO

New report shows Vatican urged pope not to protest Nazi deportations of Italy's Jews

Vatican hid Holocaust orphans from their families and urged Pope Pius XII not to protest deportations.

New report shows Vatican urged pope not to protest deportations

Former leader of Milan Jewish community dies of coronavirus

Michele Sciama, former secretary-general of the Jewish Community of Milan, dies of coronavirus at 79.

Former leader of Milan Jewish community dies of coronavirus

Italian Jews working to restore Jewish literary heritage.

Italian Jewish community launches campaign to restore its Jewish literary heritage.

Italian Jews working to restore Jewish literary heritage.

A missile a minute. What would the West do?

A missile a minute. What would the West do?

Italian Jews, IsraAID help homeless earthquake victims

Italian Jews join IsraAID in bringing help to people in central Italy who remain homeless after earthquakes last summer and fall.

Italian Jews, IsraAID help homeless earthquake victims

Italian group prepares Passover packages

The Italian Jewish community is making available low-cost Passover care packages to aid struggling families.

Italian group prepares Passover packages for low-income Jews

Italian pundit calls to ban Hebrew in synagogues

Alessandro Sallusti, a possible candidate for Milan's mayor, sparks outrage after calling for only Italian in houses of worship.

Italian pundit calls to ban Hebrew in synagogues

Security to be increased at Jewish sites in Italy

Italian police to secure places of Jewish worship and sites linked to Israel following Milan stabbing attack.

Security to be increased at Jewish sites in Italy

Italian Jews in Samaria: Boycott targets all Jews

Jewish representatives visit family of murdered couple and Knesset, in trip to learn more about the 'hypocrites' who boycott Israel.

Italian Jews in Samaria: Boycott is against all Jewsplayer

Meet Italian Jewry's Rising Star

Exclusive interview with rising Italian Jewish leader, Johanna Arbib Perugia: 'The reaction of Jerusalem's residents is exemplary.'

New Jerusalem Foundation Head Confident 'Israel will Overcome'

Italy: Jewish Leaders Push Rivlin to Block Envoy

Haaretz claims Rome's chief rabbi and community head say Fiamma Nirenstein's identification with Right could harm Israeli-Italian relations.

Italy's Jewish Leaders Pressure Rivlin to Block New Envoy

PM Meets with Italian Jewish Community Leaders

'We are not only fighting for our common way of life, but also the truth,' Netanyahu states to Jews ahead of meeting with Italian PM.

Netanyahu Meets with Italian Jewish Community Leaders

Backlash Among Italian Jews Over New Israeli Envoy

Leaders of Italy's Jewish community fear appointment of fiercely pro-Israel Fiamma Nirenstein will prompt charges of dual loyalty.

Backlash Among Italian Jews Over New Israeli Envoy

Italy's Senate Outlaws Holocaust Denial

Italy's senate votes to approve bill criminalizing Holocaust; bill will now be discussed by the Italian Chamber of deputies.

Italy's Senate Approves Bill to Criminalize Holocaust Denial

Reaching Out to the 'Hidden Jews' of South Italy

Shavei Israel has appointed a new emissary who will help the 'hidden Jews' of southern Italy to reconnect with their roots

Reaching Out to the 'Hidden Jews' of Southern Italy

EXPOSÉ: What Italy's New Leader Says About Israel

New popularist politician's remarks on Israel - among other topics - raise concerns over antisemitism...

EXPOSÉ: Italy's New Leader: Here is What He Says on Israel

Painting Sold by Vichy Returned to Jewish Family

500-year-old painting auctioned by the French government during World War II returned to a Jewish family who proved it was sold illegally.

Painting Sold by Vichy Regime Returned to Jewish Family