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Leftist Jews Bad Mouth Jewish MP Candidate

By: JTA

Italian Jews, with input from Israeli leftists, are squabbling over a Jewish candidate for the country’s parliament.

Sharon Nizza, an Italian Israeli who is running in next week’s general elections, is a candidate for former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s center-right People of Freedom Party.

Fiamma Nirenstein, a Jewish member of the parliament and strong supporter of Israel, has accused the online news site of Italy’s umbrella Jewish organization of pandering to the left and waging a “disgusting campaign of delegitimization” against the 29-year-old Nizza.

Nizza, a Milan native who has lived in Israel since 2002, is one of several candidates seeking to represent Italian citizens who live abroad. She has worked as a political aide to Nirenstein, a journalist who was elected on Berlusconi’s ticket five years ago but is not running for reelection. Nirenstein plans to move to Israel and continue writing.

In her statement, Nirenstein attacked the L’Unione Informa news service of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, which in recent days has run Op-Eds by several regular columnists critical of Nizza’s support for Berlusconi, the former prime minister who outraged many Jews last month by praising some of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini’s policies.

Nirenstein criticized what she called a group of leftist “crusaders” and singled out the historian Anna Foa, whom she accused of “arrogance” in writing earlier this month that for any Jew who runs “as a Jew,” backing Berlusconi’s People of Freedom Party “today enters in conflict with the deepest values of Judaism.”

On Feb. 11, l’Unione Informa published a brief comment by Nizza, who responded to criticism by saying that for her, “to delegitimize a political party as a whole is always wrong in a democratic system.” Afterward, the editor of l’Unione Informa said the website would not publish any further articles on Nizza ahead of the election.

In Israel, meanwhile, dozens of Italian residents signed a letter urging Italians living abroad not to vote for Nizza.

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