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 27, 2013 7:24pm
Financial and bureaucratic delays have bedeviled the construction of Italy’s first Holocaust museum, a $30 million “black box” slated to be built on the site of Benito Mussolini’s former villa.
January 27, 2013 6:19pm
European soccer authorities sanctioned Rome’s Lazio team for the anti-Semitic behavior of militant fans with a suspended one-game stadium ban.
January 27, 2013 12:32pm
During the inauguration of a Holocaust memorial in Milan, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Benito Mussolini’s fascist regime had carried out some positive policies.
January 25, 2013 6:14am
Italian police arrested right-wing extremists in several cities on charges of inciting anti-Semitic and anti-foreign hatred and violence.
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.