is JTA’s senior European correspondent. Based in Rome, she travels and writes extensively on Jewish affairs in Italy, Central and Eastern Europe and other European countries. A former UPI reporter, she has also written for The New York Times and the Encyclopaedia Judaica. She is also the author of several books: Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe, Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to East-Central Europe and Upon the Doorposts of Thy House: Jewish Life in East-Central Europe, Yesterday and Today.
December 8, 2013 2:21pm
A court in Venice upheld a decision by Italian authorities to expel former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke from the country.
December 2, 2013 10:39am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope Francis in their first face-to-face meeting talked about the Middle East and plans for a papal trip to Israel, among other issues.
November 28, 2013 6:06am
Pope Francis’s renewed commitment to fostering relations between Catholics and Jews and condemning anti-Semitism has drawn praise.
November 24, 2013 2:55pm
European officials must act to reverse the momentum of neo-Nazi political parties, the head of the European Jewish Congress said following a victory in Slovakia by a neo-Nazi candidate.
November 14, 2013 5:03pm
Italian police launched a widespread operation against the neo-Nazi Internet hate organization Stormfront.
November 14, 2013 4:40pm
Moni Ovadia, perhaps Italy’s best known Jewish stage actor, found himself at odds with his fellow Jews over Israel.
November 14, 2013 10:41am
An Italian rabbi has threatened to sue the Jewish community of Trieste over his firing as chief rabbi.
November 11, 2013 2:10pm
Italian actor Moni Ovadia resigned from the Milan Jewish community with accusations that it is a “propaganda office” of the Israeli government.
November 10, 2013 12:28pm
Calling Jews “our older big brothers,” Pope Francis marked the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht by renewing what he termed his “closeness and solidarity with the Jewish people.”
November 7, 2013 6:26am
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stressed his support for Israel and Jewish causes after sparking outrage by comparing his family to Jews under Hitler.