PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells Italian President Sergio Mattarellan the conflict isn’t about settlements, it “was and is about the Jewish state, and unless and until our Palestinian neighbors face this, confront these demons, give up the ghost of trying to destroy the Jewish State by this or that means, peace will be harder to achieve.”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The Palestinians must exorcise the “demon” of wanting to destroy the Jewish state Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told visiting Italian President Sergio Mattarella when the two met in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning.
“I [have] turned not only to Hamas, but to President Abbas, and I said, ‘Would you recognize a Jewish state, assuming we solve the settlement problem?’” Continue Reading »
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi described UNESCO’s anti-Jewish resolution condemning Israel’s actions in Jerusalem as ‘incomprehensible & unacceptable.’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for his opposition to a UNESCO resolution condemning Israel’s actions in east Jerusalem.
Israel’s PM Netanyahu (Amos Ben Gershon:GPO) and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (Alessandro Di Meo:EPA)
Netanyahu over the weekend spoke by telephone with his Italian counterpart after having sent him a letter following Italy’s UNESCO vote and thanked him for his remarks to the effect that Italy’s vote on the Jewish People’s link to Jerusalem was a mistake that would not recur. Continue Reading »
Italy announced on Friday that it would vote against such texts in the future, with the Italian PM Matteo Renzi adding during a visit to Brussels, These resolutions are “incomprehensible, unacceptable and wrong.”
In a sign that European countries may be increasing their support for Israel’s battle against UNESCO’s Jerusalem resolutions, Italy announced on Friday that it would vote against such texts in the future.
These resolutions are “incomprehensible, unacceptable and wrong,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi told an Italian Radio station during a visit to Brussels. Earlier this week he was in Washington, where he was honored with a state dinner at the White House. Continue Reading »
The devastating earthquake that ravaged central Italy on Wednesday sparked an outpouring of goodwill from around the world, Italy’s local Jewish communities and Israel’s IsraAID, with a 20 member staff of Search & Rescue, Relief and Trauma.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
IsraAID, an Israeli relief organization, is hard at work giving vital assistance following the devastating earthquake that struck Italy on Wednesday.
IsraAID workers in Italy. – Photo: IsraAID
Thanks to the support of the Ted Arison Family Foundation, IsraAid has dispatched a 20-member staff of search and rescue, relief and trauma specialists, and is currently the only foreign humanitarian non-profit, non-governmental aid organization on the ground. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Becoming one of the few navies to ever carry out such an underwater operation, the Israeli navy holds special rescue & medical exercises with their Italian counterparts in order to perfect extricating the crew safely from a sunken submarine.
By Yoav Zitun
An Israeli Navy submarine crew took part in an exercise last week, which simulated the rescue of a sunken submarine on the high seas. This type of exercise is rare among navies, and the first of its kind in Israel.
Israeli Navy in exercises with the Italian navy – Photo: IDF spokesperson
The drill, held off the coast of Atlit, was conducted with the special cooperation of the Italian navy – one of the few in the world that maintains the ability to extract a sunken submarine’s crew. Continue Reading »
Exclusive:Representatives of the Italian energy company Eni, that recently discovered gas fields off the Egyptian coast,are expected to meet with Israel’s PM this week on preliminary talks on a tri-national energy accord.
By Tal Shalev
Italy has proposed a joint Italian-Israeli-Egypt cooperation on natural gas, i24news has learned. Representatives of the Italian energy company Eni are expected to arrive in Israel this week and will be meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz to discuss ideas for joining forces on gas exports to Europe.
The issue was first discussed by Netanyahu and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in their August 30 meeting in Florence, which took place hours after Cairo announced the historic discovery of a natural gas field off the coast of Egypt. Continue Reading »
Matteo Renzi is Italy’s youngest-ever premier, and he could also be one of the most pro-Israeli.
Newly appointed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi could prove to be a valuable friend for Israel in light of the present anti-Israeli mood in Europe. – Photo: AFP
The 39-year-old ambitious leader of the center-left, who was sworn in on Saturday as Italy’s fourth prime minister in four years, may bring Rome, already one of Israel’s key allies in Europe, even closer to the Jewish state.
Italy and Israel are deeply invested in cooperating in innovative fields such as communications, nanotechnology, biotechnology, the study of the brain, water resources and local agriculture. We have recently added alternate energy resources and space exploration to the list. The event’s motto is: “Italy meets Israel — the sky is not the limit!”
By the Hon. Amb. Francesco Maria Talo
We are honored today to celebrate the establishment of the Italian Republic, of all places in Israel, the country with which we share the bond of courageous friendship, rooted in long-lasting mutual dialogue that is the bedrock of our two peoples.
WASHINGTON – Fiamma Nirenstein, vice president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, has submitted a resolution to the committee urging Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi Sant’Agata to push to outlaw Hezbollah.
Fiamma Nirenstein, vice president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian Chamber of Deputies – Photo: Courtesy
The move comes as discussions are being held among the 27 EU member countries about placing the Lebanese Shi’ite group on its list of terrorist organizations.
Italy views “Europe’s security in Israel’s security,” Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said Thursday at a joint press conference in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
PM Netanyahu with Italian counterpart Mario Monti – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post
“We absolutely reject threats to regional stability and denial of the Holocaust,” Monti said in reference to Iran. “Any threat to Israel is unacceptable.”
Monti said that the sanctions against Iran were effective and undoubtedly had an influence in disrupting the Iranian economy, and were likely to bring about a change in Tehran’s nuclear program. Continue Reading »
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