ROME—‘’Israel is one of the greatest and most modern democracies on the planet,’’ said Matteo Salvini, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister ahead of his visit to Israel.
‘’Antisemites are imbeciles and delinquents,’’ the leader of the right-wing League party.
Speaking in Rome at the Foreign Press Association in Rome, Salvini told reporters that as Interior Minister he would do everything possible to counter antisemitism.
‘’Antisemitism is growing in Europe and Islamic extremism is the prime enemy of civil society and social peace, both in Italy and in Israel”, he said.
During his 24-hour visit, Salvini will have meetings with Israel’s Prime Minister, the Ministers of Justice, of the Interior, and of Tourism. He will also meet with Israel’s Italian Jewish Community and visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Center in Jerusalem.