Jewish-Italian politician Fiamma Nirenstein announced she is quitting politics, returning to her journalism career and making Aliya. The vice president of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the Italian Chamber of Deputies plans to apply for Israeli citizenship. “Everybody can see that unfortunately anti-Semitism is still growing worldwide, and Israel is the only warm homeland for the Jewish people,” she told the Italian newspaper Il Giornale according to the Jerusalem Post.
Born in 1946 in Florence, Nirenstein has written many articles and books on the Jewish people, anti-Semitism and Israel. She is known in Italy and Europe for fighting terrorism and racism, and for her efforts to get the EU and the Italian government to ban Hezbollah and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps within the EU’s territories and to officially list them as terrorist organizations. She is also chairwoman of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians.
“Israel is today the best country able to offer culture, sociality, democracy, morality; a country where people adopted a lifestyle simple and natural,” and where its people are united as a family in “their fight for survival, and in their great love for their country…Love for life in Israel is everywhere,” she said.