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 says it will vote against future anti-Israel UNESCO resolutions

Italy says it will vote against future anti-Israel UNESCO resolutions

The recent vote by UNESCO, the UN’s cultural agency, in favour of a resolution that denied Jewish historical ties to Jerusalem was “mistaken, inconceivable” and “shocking,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Friday, promising that his country would vote against such resolutions in the future.

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