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.
January 24, 2013 2:17pm
The lights of the ancient Colosseum in Rome will be dimmed to protest anti-Semitic and racist acts and statements by Hungary’s ultranationalist Jobbik party.
January 22, 2013 1:26pm
Italian Jewish lawmaker Fiamma Nirenstein is leading a move to bar parliament members from far-right parties in Greece and Hungary from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
January 20, 2013 4:16pm
Hundreds of Italian students traveled to Poland on special trips organized to mark international Holocaust Memorial Day.
January 17, 2013 5:47pm
Fiamma Nirenstein, a prominent Jewish Italian political figure, is planning a move to Israel.
January 16, 2013 1:50pm
A leading Vatican official slammed breakaway traditionalist Catholics for anti-Semitic positions.
January 16, 2013 1:39pm
Italian soccer players expressed their opposition to racism by honoring a Jewish coach who was killed in the Holocaust.
January 14, 2013 5:27pm
Dozens of Italians in five cities gathered to eat pizza to show support for Israel and raise money to send pizza to Israeli soldiers.
January 10, 2013 12:54pm
New guidelines issued by the Italian Interior Ministry govern how police may halt or interrupt a soccer match because of racist or anti-Semitic behavior by fans or on the pitch.
January 8, 2013 7:22pm
European soccer authorities have opened disciplinary proceedings against the Rome soccer team Lazio for the alleged anti-Semitism of its fans.
January 8, 2013 11:20am
The Vatican rejected comments by the head of a breakaway traditionalist group calling Jews “enemies of the church” and reiterated that it was committed to dialogue with the Jewish world.