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December 20, 2002
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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi reportedly told visiting Israeli Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he favors Israel’s eventual entrance into the European Union. Following their meeting Wednesday evening, Netanyahu told reporters that Israel “does not have a better friend in Europe than Berlusconi. As far as our country is concerned, it is a special friendship.” Rome was Netanyahu’s first stop on his first trip abroad since being named foreign minister.

Israeli legislators passed a tax reform amendment that averts higher taxes on immigrants’ income from overseas investments. The amendment was part of the 2003 budget that passed the Knesset on Tuesday.

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