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July 21, 2005
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Two U.S. lawmakers introduced a resolution congratulating Israel on its election to the vice presidency of the U.N. General Assembly. Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Tuesday applauded the election of Israeli Ambassador Dan Gillerman as one of 21 new vice presidents of the 60th General Assembly and called on Congress to support Israel’s further inclusion in U.N. activities.

A festival of Israeli poetry is under way in Bologna, Italy. At five performances over the course of three weeks, prominent Italian actors will read Italian translations of works by a score of Israeli poets, to the accompaniment of jazz played by composer Gabriele Coen. Featured poets include Natan Alterman, Yehuda Amichai, Chaim Guri, Yona Wallach, Amira Hess, Meir Wieseltier, Gabriela Avigur Rotem and Leah Aini.

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