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.
August 14, 2013 7:42am
The Milan Jewish community severed relations with a local Muslim association following verbal attacks on Israel made by the group’s spokesman.
August 11, 2013 8:58am
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has called on distributors to boycott Lunardelli, an Italian wine company that sells wine labeled with Nazi and fascist slogans and and photos of the movements’ leaders.
August 6, 2013 8:33am
An Op-Ed in the Vatican newspaper blasted “unrestrained anti-Semitism” at a music festival in Belgium where British rocker Roger Waters displayed an inflatable wild boar balloon with a Star of David and other symbols on it.
August 1, 2013 1:48pm
Italian Jewish leaders have sparred publicly with members of Italy’s protest Five Stars movement over the Movement’s attitude toward Jews and Israel.
August 1, 2013 8:28am
Polish Jewish leaders sharply criticized the European Jewish Association’s hiring of a Polish nationalist lawyer to challenge Poland’s ban on ritual slaughter.
July 29, 2013 9:50am
Erich Priebke celebrated his 100th birthday as protesters scuffled outside his residence with a young man described as a relative of the Nazi war criminal.
July 28, 2013 6:21am
Italian authorities will investigate a self-described “Nazi” doctor in northern Italy who keeps a bust of Hitler in his office and displays fascist propaganda in his waiting room.
July 24, 2013 1:08pm
The president of Rome’s Jewish community called on authorities to bar any public celebration of the 100th birthday of convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke.
July 15, 2013 5:54am
Poland’s chief rabbi said he will resign if a definitive ban on kosher slaughter is imposed in the country.
July 7, 2013 6:50am
Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, post-Holocaust pontiffs who played key roles in fostering Catholic-Jewish dialogue, will be declared saints.