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ISRAEL – Farewell to Matilde Cohen-Sarano, guardian of Ladino

Also known as Judezmo or Judaeo, Ladino is the ancient language of the Sephardic Jews, which survived the forced expulsion from the Iberian Peninsula in the late 15th century and the subsequent dispersion throughout the Mediterranean region. According to recent …

SOCIETY – Luca Spizzichino (UGEI):
Fascist salutes, repugnant images

Gioventù nazionale is the youth wing of the Italian PM Giorgia Meloni’s party Brothers of Italy. An undercover video investigation realized by Backstair, the investigative unit of the website Fanpage.it, now documents to what extent nostalgia for fascism is dangerously …

ISRAEL – Son of Italkim among the victims of Hezbollah attack

A reservist soldier was killed on June 8 during a Hezbollah drone attack on Israel’s northern border, near the village Hurfeish. The security breach cost Staff Sgt. Refael Kauders, 39, his life and wounded nine more, including a paramedic who …

ART – Micha Ullman’s sculpture Second Home restored in Rome

On the 80th anniversary of the liberation of Rome, Micha Ullman’s sculpture Second Home. Jerusalem – Rome was restored to its original location near the former Jewish Roman Ghetto. The Israeli artist, internationally renowned for his works commemorating historical events …

JUNE 4 – Rome celebrates 80 years from Liberation

Rome has celebrated the 80th anniversary of its Liberation. On June 4, 1944, Allied forces entered the Italian capital, expelling the Nazi-fascists and restoring normalcy. Scenes of jubilation erupted throughout the city as a sign of gratitude to the liberators, …

BOLOGNA – Flying a Palestinian flag from town hall not a gesture of peace

Bologna’s decision to fly a Palestinian flag from its town hall drew sharp condemnation from Italian Jewish Communities. “Using public property to promote the Palestinian cause in the present conflict in Gaza in a context of increasing violence and increasingly …

TURIN – Farewell to Alberto Piazza,
who dismantled the myth of human races

Along with his colleagues Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza and Paolo Menozzi, Turin geneticist Alberto Piazza was credited 30 years ago with dismantling the myth of human races. “Humanity cannot be divided into races,” Piazza explained in an interview a few years …