Italy

Who is Beppe Grillo?

Who is Beppe Grillo?

Many Italians are doubtless none too sure what direction the dozens of new MP’s elected on the slate of the Five-Star populist movement of Italian comedian Beppe Grillo are going to do – and neither are the country’s Jews.

So when the party takes up its seats in the Italian parliament following sweeping gains in elections this weekend, Jewish groups will also be looking for more positive messages than the comedian has uttered in the past.

An article on a French-language, Jewish website details strong anti-Israel sentiments made by Grillo and some of his supporters coupled with a rather tolerant attitude towards the Iranian ayatollahs.

Click here to read the full article in Le Monde Juif

Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

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Descendants of forcibly-converted Jews gather in Palermo

Descendants of forcibly-converted Jews gather in Palermo

Three hundred descendants of forcibly converted Iberian Jews (known as “Bnei Anousim”) gathered in the Italian city of Palermo on Sunday, for tours and lectures connected to the 2016 European Days of Jewish Culture.

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