Rome’s mayor assured Israel’s ambassador in Italy of his commitment to fighting anti-Semitism. In a letter this week, Walter Veltroni’s office assured Ehud Gol that the mayor’s determination to confront any expression of anti-Semitism, racism or xenophobia “goes without saying.” Gol had written a personal letter to Veltroni expressing his dismay at anti-Semitic and anti-Israel slogans found scrawled in a Rome park last Friday. The graffiti, which was removed by city workers the day they were discovered, included swastikas and slogans such as “Juden Raus” — or “Jews Out” — and “Death to Zion.”
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