Italian Jews asked Rivlin to block Nirenstein

'Close to Berlusconi' says Haaretz

(ANSA) - Rome, September 8 - Italian Jewish leaders reportedly asked Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during his recent trip to Rome to block the appointment of former Italian MP Fiamma Nirenstein as Israel's next ambassador to Rome, starting next year.
    According to Haaretz, Nirenstein is viewed as having been too close to conservative former premier Silvio Berlusconi.
   

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