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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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Italy remembers cycling champion who saved Jews from Nazis

Italy remembers cycling champion who saved Jews from Nazis

He was the star Italian cyclist whose victory in the Tour de France on the eve of the second world war made him a favourite of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. But he was also a devout Catholic who helped save hundreds of Jews from the Nazis by using his hero-status to courier false documents around Italy.

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