Fiamma Nirenstein

Former journalist Fiamma Nirenstein was a Member of the Italian Parliament; Vice President, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chamber of Deputies; Chair, Parliamentary Committee for the Inquiry on Antisemitism; Fellow, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs; Board Member, Magna Carta Foundation, European Friends of Israel (EFI); Member, Steering Committee, Interparliamentary Coalition on Combating Antisemitism (ICCA); Founding Member, Friends of Israel Initiative. Author: Israel is Us (2009). Recipient: Israeli Knesset Award for Commitment in the fight against antisemitism.

Publications by Fiamma Nirenstein

Lessons from Israel’s Response to Terrorism

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A team of Jerusalem Center experts headed by Fiamma Nirenstein – former Vice President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in Italy’s Chamber of Deputies – takes a very timely look at Israel’s model for dealing with terror.

Contributors to this study include Amb. Dore Gold, Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, Amb. Freddy Eytan, Amb. Alan Baker, Dan Diker, Prof. Asa Kasher, Jennifer Roskies, and Dr. Irwin Mansdorf.

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Resilience, the Israeli People’s Weapon against Terror

An important component of Israel’s struggle against terrorism is its population’s psychology, resilience, and capacity to counter what has unfortunately been one of the characteristics of this state from its very origins: the constant attacks against civilians in the streets, […] Read More »

Lessons from Israel’s
Response to Terrorism

Executive Summary: Amb. Dore Gold: Is the Terror Against Europe Different from the Terror Against Israel? Effective solidarity among states has become a prerequisite for ultimately succeeding in the war of the West against jihadist terrorism. Yet, in the aftermath […] Read More »

Italy Said “No”

The vote in Italy defeated political reform and the prime minister Read More »

European-Israel Relations

* When Abu Mazen gave his speech to the EU Assembly with his “anti-Semitic 14th century blood libel about Israelis poisoning Palestinian waters, nobody said a word; he even received a standing ovation.”

* The recent Quartet/EU document shows two attitudes: the first says “Palestinian terrorism and incitement are a big obstacle to peace. Afterwards is the same old point about settlements which is the European fixation. That’s a European mantra.”

* Abu Mazen thinks “the Europeans will always be on his side…. The Europeans always vote together like a superstition. [The EU representative for foreign affairs] Federica Mogherini repeats all the time ‘the unity, the unity, the unity of the EU.’ Why do they say that? Because the unity is not there. The only kind of union they can repeat is the unity against Israel.” Read More »

European Anti-Semitism

* We must never ignore that Europe has been an anti-Semitic continent, not only Germany and Italy.

* Europe never avoided fighting anti-Semitism after World War II.

* Now, anti-Semitism is connected to “Israelphobia.”

* The EU was born to destroy borders, to overcome ethnic and religious identities. In the eyes of Europe, Israel is a country with borders, defends its borders, searching for roots, identity and has a strong religious drive …. Israel is always at war; “war” is a word that Europe cannot stand. Read More »