One week later: Israel issues statement on results of Italian election

Published date03 October 2022
Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
"Israel congratulates the people of Italy on the end of the election campaign and looks forward to continued cooperation and friendship with the government that will be established and the Italian people, with an emphasis on the areas of the economy, energy, water, innovation and cyber - as well as in the joint fight against anti-Semitism and the preservation of the memory of the Holocaust," said Foreign Ministry spokperson Emmanuel Nahshon

He added that "Italy is an important friend of Israel."

The Brothers of Italy party is considered a far-right party and has drawn accusations of facism and semi-facism, though it suspended a candidate who had praised Hitler just a few weeks ago.

Meloni herself has made several controversial statements, accusing Israel of carrying out...

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