The new Israeli Ambassador to Italy, Alon Bar, last week presented his credentials to the Head of State Sergio Mattarella. A longtime diplomat with many important positions, Bar has closely followed delicate issues for Jerusalem – among the most recent ones the preparation of the visit to Israel of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. He has been in Italy from the beginning of September and succeeds to Dror Eydar. According to the Embassy of Israel “The protocol phase was followed by a brief meeting, during which Ambassador Bar remarked the excellent relations between Italy and Israel, the strong bond uniting the two States, and the need to work together in order to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in the sectors of water, energy, and innovation”. The ambassador also thanked President Mattarella “for his words regarding the terrorist attack to the Great Synagogue of Rome in which the child Stefano Gaj Taché lost his life”.