Italy’s new parliament includes a resident of Jerusalem.
Florence-born journalist Fiamma Nirenstein, who has lived in Jerusalem’s Gilo neighborhood for the past decade, was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies as a member of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s center-right People of Liberty party.
The first session of the new parliament begins April 29.
Nirenstein directed the Italian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv in the 1990s. The author of many books, she has been a correspondent for several newspapers and has written widely about the Middle East, Israel, anti-Semitism and the rise of militant Islam.