Israeli lawmaker welcomes Italy’s New Prime Minister Meloni

September 30, 2022 by Aryeh Savir - TPS
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Member of Knesset Gila Gamliel, a former Israeli minister, congratulated her “dear friend” Giorgia Meloni on becoming the new prime minister of Italy, possibly the only Israeli politician to do so.

MK Gila Gamliel, Photo By: Adi Gefen/TPS

“Meloni is a true supporter of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. On many occasions, she expressed her commitment to deepen the bond between our countries further. Looking forward to working together!” Gamliel wrote on Twitter.

Meloni thanked her for her “words and friendship,” and said she was “ready to strengthen our bilateral relationships and our common work in the Conservative family.”

She wished Gamliel “good luck” in Israel’s upcoming elections in November.

Meloni, the leader of the conservative party Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) and feared by some is too right-wing, has told the Israel Hayom daily that Israel “represents the only fully-fledged democracy in the broader Middle East, and we defend without any reservations its right to exist and live in security. I believe that the existence of the State of Israel is vital and Fratelli d’Italia will make every effort to invest in greater cooperation between our countries.”

She further said that “one of the most common manifestations of anti-Semitism today is anti-Israel propaganda.”


One Response to “Israeli lawmaker welcomes Italy’s New Prime Minister Meloni”
  1. Liat Kirby says:

    If Israel’s government can talk to Putin, then it can surely send an official letter of congratulations to the new government in Italy – a mere formality, really.

    Let’s wait and see how bad or good Fratelli d’Italia proves to be.

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