- The last elections in Italy had completed the Judeo-Zionist
takeover of Europe. For sure, the previous Italian government was Zionist
enough for anybody. However, now a new barrier was taken by zionists: the
crazy far-right Jewess Fiamma Nirenstein, who moved to Israel and settled
in the West Bank ten years ago, came back to Rome as a member of Parliament,
without giving up her residence in occupied Palestine. It does not matter,
she says, for "every Jew in the world is an Israeli even if he's not
aware of it. Anyone who doesn't know it is making a big mistake".
In other words, the Jews in European Parliaments and in the US Congress
are "Israelis", but probably we suspected that much. What about
her identity? "The most important thing for the Italian identity is
to stand by Israel's side".
- Completing full alliance of Zionist-fascists, she joined
Berlusconi and the neo-fascist party of Fini in their joint list. This
is not so strange: in 1920-30's Jews formed a bigger part of Italian fascist
leadership. Actually, Adolf Hitler was an odd man out in the European Far-Right
in his refusal to deal with Jews: he said that if he would let them, the
Jews would march by thousands into his party. Mussolini, a friend of many
Jews, tried to convince Hitler to accept Jews, as "with Jews, victory
of fascism is sure". Now, on this stage, Jews and zionist-fascists
do march together, while independent far right and far left are both excluded.
- This is the trap the Jews had led the Europeans into:
they began, like Fiamma, as leftists, and infiltrated the left; eventually,
they discarded the subdued left; and re-created Zionist Fascism of Berlusconi,
Sarkozy and Merkel.
- --Israel Shamir
- Here, we offer you a few background pieces on the subject,
including an interview with Fiamma:
- (1) "No we can't" - the collapse of the Italian
- By Mary Rizzo
- Something totally unexpected happened in Italy Monday
night. It officially became American.
- In a country that boasted hundreds of parties (too many,
for sure) and political factions, our parliament has eliminated all elements
of the left from the parliament, including parties that existed from the
founding moments of our Republic, and parties that, elsewhere in Europe,
govern nations as large as Spain and Great Britain. There are no more Communists
in the parliament. Socialists are gone too. The Greens have faded to black.
What we have is the stew of a party that copies in slogan and in fact the
US Democratic Party. "Si può fare" was the slogan . .
."Yes we can." Never catering to any kind of difficult analysis
but being all smiles and handshakes, installing the idea of 'change' (but
if they had governed for the past two years, what change were they asking
us to believe in?) rather than in recognising that Italy is a country on
the verge of collapse and if we don't fix things quickly, we are going
to feel it painfully.
- And, I'm not surprised the self-styled 'radical' left
was excluded by the vote. They had no imagination to go beyond inserting
their politicians here and there, making sure that they maintained their
positions, without ever raising a self-critical voice to the positions
they had adopted during their two-year reign in power, including allowing
US colonisation in this country, from the enormous extension of the Dal
Molin US military base to the 'mission' in Lebanon and the refinancing
of the Afghan war effort. They succeeded in raising hospital costs and
sticking the union demands in a public offer to salvage Alitalia from certain
bankruptcy and loss of jobs, all in the name of 'protecting the national
company,' as if we really need a national airline!
- They addressed a class that does not even exist, catering
to the enormous category of state employees, taking advantage of social
conflict between aspects of the disenfranchised, promising everything to
everybody, from a minimum wage to a moveable salary scale that they can't
finance, to increased in pension funds. They certainly did not extend a
cent towards the financing of my area of work, which is art conservation,
because they believe they can get a lot of the work in 'free training'
of college students. Unfair competition is what it is called, while they
see it as the Band-Aid that is the only way Italy resolves its problems.
- They did not face the ecological and social disaster
of waste disposal, and true to form, if there is anything that needs doing,
from putting out the forest fires that are now the leitmotif of our summers
and the feeding of the poor or aid to immigrants, it is all passed off
to the enormous league of the millions of unpaid volunteers, which has
always been something Italy excels in, having this solidarity resource
that covers up all the holes that otherwise would send our beautiful country
to the bottom of a pit, never to crawl back up.
- There was more than enough to criticise them for, and
they did not bother to look into this, therefore, losing millions of votes
and consensus from their base. They never bothered to ask themselves what
their base thought. From Parlato, the editor of the major leftwing newspaper,
who supports the Israeli place of honour at the Turin book festival, to
Turco, the health minister, who let certain categories such as dentists
run a totally free market service with no limit or no alternative provided
by the State, to Bersani, the economic development minister, with his new
laws on selling property, which will do nothing but line the pockets of
the 'approved' companies that inspect to updated 'standards' and will freeze
a real estate market that is already on its knees.
- The resolution of the conflict of interest in the mass
media was not even on the agenda, and, rather, we got the national outlets
that stopped any kind of criticism of anyone. Everyone was democratic,
every party got its 2-minute blurb on the news, which was to state that
the other parties were not right. A half-hour of The Family Feud every
evening would turn anyone's stomachs, as there was no space remaining to
honestly state that "we are mad as hell and we aren't going to take
it any more!" No, all of it became political salons and bla bla bla.
And what is worse, the people most committed to social change abandoned
the scene faster than anyone else.
- I have always loved the fact that Italy had an enormous
amount of major left parties and newspapers. Yet, in the two years the
left was in power, it lost all sense of self-critique, and developed an
idolisation of itself based on the assumption that people would trust that
the politicians knew best. We stopped trusting a while back, as they betrayed
us one day after the other.
- I am, of course, unhappy about the complete absence in
my country of a formal institutional representation of the left. I am of
course unhappy about the prospect of another Berlusconi term, and I am
terrified of the implications on foreign policy. I am unhappy that there
was no internal mechanism of the left leaning parties that adjusted them
to the sentiments of the people who are completely fed up with the governing
left and miserable with the right. The minimum common denominator brought
us the misery, and to be honest, it is not causing me pain as it did seven
years ago. The failure of the system as a whole is the earthquake that
perhaps we need to rebuild.
- I translated the below article by a Christian Social
group, from their newpaper "La Rocca"
- THE GRIMACE
- By Raniero La Valle for n. 9 of Rocca (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The blitz was a success. The Democratic Party lost, but
the left has been completely excluded from the parliament. The operation
in which an entire political area of the nation has been thrown out of
the parliament, for reasons of its proposals and even its name, is a classic
operation that smells of regime, that as a matter of fact, not even Fascism,
during its parliamentary phase, was able to do. Certainly the forced and
litigious cohabitation within the Prodi coalition needed to be amended,
but not through the massacre of political forces. The "incomplete
democracy" of the "First Republic" meant that the Communist
left would be excluded from government, which only provoked a lengthy torment
and the aggregation outside the institutions of fringe groups active outside
the parliament. The "simplified democracy" of the Pannellian
and Veltronian two-party philosophy means that the left as a whole is pushed
into the zone outside the institutions. And that is how we've ended up
with the armed party, and now the risk is that the social, economic and
cultural issues that are no longer admitted into parliamentary mediation
will be shifted to other spheres of struggle, in the best of hypotheses
to marches and demonstrations and in the worst to the casseurs that we
saw in the Parisian peripheries.
- This result is the outcome, without a doubt, of the total
lack of realism of a left that has accepted to let itself be labelled as
'radical,' 'antagonist' and 'maximalist,' echoing those very terms in their
own newspapers, and it even forgot that there can be no left in Italy if
it does not in some measure also assume the culture and the political passion
of a non-clerical Christianity. Yet, all of that would not have been enough
to produce the results of 14 April, that is rather the effect, completely
artificial (and therefore undemocratic), of three joint factors.
- The first is that the electoral law established that
there would be a limit of 4 percent of total votes at the lower representative
branch and 8 percent at the Senate, in order to enter into Parliament,
in a system that did not have as its goal to destroy the minor parties,
but to force them to make coalitions with the major ones in order to overcome,
together, the requested percentage restrictions. It is, therefore, the
case that with the same electoral law of the present legislature, as much
as it has been criticised, had each party represented within the parliament.
- The second factor is that the same electoral law hands
out the premium of a minimum amount of 340 lower house representatives
to assign to the winning list (and for the Senate, a regional premium),
igniting in this way a heavy burden on the parliament and seriously conditioning
the electoral position of the parties, but at least the law dictated that
the awarding of the premium would go to a coalition, not to a single party.
- The third factor is that Veltroni, without waiting for
this system to be changed by democratic means, stripped it of its very
nature, using the system against all logic and against the residual democratic
character of the system, casting to the sea the coalition and praising
his own self for being able to have shoved the allied parties out the door,
from the Socialists to the Greens to Renewed Communists, while Berlusconi
pretended to do the very same with his allies, however, keeping Fini (National
Alliance and Northern League) close to his breast.
- The result is that Berlusconi, 'the old,' has won and
Veltroni, 'the new,' has lost -- the Northern League is preparing to impose
the breaking of constitutional equality between the North and South of
the nation, Casini (Centre Union, Catholic party) -- saves himself a 'forget
me not' position of a party that once was a recognisable Catholic presence
and the left, uselessly united, abandons the Parliament, loses the public
financing of their parties, will have a hard time keeping their headquarters
and newspapers and even Vespa (television news conductor that praised bipolarism)
today seems to show regret and even Fini laments that a lower house where
these forces are not present is an 'anomaly.' And, it is the height of
absurdity that in this collapse, the losers are declaring victory, a victory
of having set the foundations of an Anglo-Saxon and two-party system in
- In reality, what has fallen in this earthquake is the
illusion of a non-political Italy, where the problems that are pressing
on us and the severe conflict of interests in a social sphere and in those
of need, can be resolved or ignored in the molasses of good manners. Faced
head on with the winds of anti-politics, faced with the idiocy of the Ferrara's
(Abortion, No Thanks! Party) and the Jiminy Cricket Party, face to face
with the accusation against the entire political 'caste,' the winners were
those who did the most 'politics,' not whoever had taken refuge outside
political games. Berlusconi played politics, because it is the maximum
of politics to accuse all the others of being Communists; Veltroni didn't
even use the name of his adversary, maybe thinking that it wasn't necessary
to fight him, but to exorcise him. And in an Italy where we still have
to fight for our right to bread, work, housing, health, he promised the
'right to smile,' which we might interpret as sending the homeless and
those with no job security to the dentist. Unfortunately, the smiles, on
the night of 14 April, of millions of Italians, have turned into a grimace,
one of worry and pain.
- The Israeli settler serving in Italy's parliament
- By Meron Rapoport
- Almost 50,000 people live in Jerusalem's Gilo neighborhood,
one of the largest in Israel. Up until now, it had no representative in
parliament. As of this week, it does. Fiamma Nirenstein, a neighborhood
resident for 10 years, was just elected to the Italian parliament. If we
stick to the definitions of the UN, which views Gilo, on the capital's
southern edge, as a settlement, one could say that Nirenstein is the first
settler to be a member of a non-Israeli parliament.
- This week, in a series of phone calls to Rome, between
the first reports of a close victory for the right-wing coalition, to which
Nirenstein belongs, and the final reports of Silvio Berlusconi's sweeping
victory, Nirenstein explained several times that she has not requested
Israeli citizenship but that this bureaucratic fact does not affect her
identity. "I feel as though I made aliyah," says Nirenstein in
a conversation that fluctuates between Hebrew and Italian.
- In the elections, Nirenstein did not hide her Israeliness.
Her campaign was centered on the view that Israel is Western democracy's
vanguard in the struggle against world terror. "I ran for a place
in parliament as a representative of the Liguria district. I held rallies
in Genoa and other cities in the region," she recounts. "But
I didn't talk with the people about local problems. I told them that the
most important thing for their Italian identity is to stand by Israel's
side." Nirenstein called her most recent book "Israele Siamo
Noi" ("Israel Is Us"). By "us," she was referring,
of course, to Italians.
- Even though Italy hasn't experienced much in the way
of terror attacks and the number of Muslim immigrants there is small compared
with other countries in Europe, the talk about the importance of the fight
against Islamic terror, or simply of how to deal with Islam in general,
is very much present in contemporary Italian discourse. Oriana Fallaci
devoted the last years of her life to writing books in which she forthrightly
pegged Islam as the source of all the world's evil. Berlusconi himself,
the unquestioned leader of the Italian right for more than a decade, explained
at one of his appearances a few days ago: "We must be conscious of
the superiority of our culture, which gave prosperity to people in countries
that adopted it and ensures respect for human rights and religion. This
respect certainly does not exist in the Islamic countries."
- Perhaps this is the reason why Berlusconi and Gianfranco
Fini, Berlusconi's partner and the former head of the neo-fascist party,
proposed that Nirenstein join their joint list, Il Partito della Liberta
("The Party of Liberty").
- Nirenstein's father arrived in Italy during World War
II, as a soldier in the Jewish Brigade. In Florence, he met her mother,
who fought as a partisan against the fascist government and later against
the Nazi regime. "I was born as a communist," she says. In her
youth she was part of the 1968 generation, founded the first feminist journal
in Italy and worked at leftist newspapers.
- After the 1967 Six-Day War, a rift began to develop between
her and her "communist comrades," who saw Israel as an occupying
country. "I was confused for a long time," she says. "In
1982, I signed a petition against the First Lebanon War. Today I wouldn't
sign it. What did Israel gain from the withdrawal from Lebanon?"
- To the right of Netanyahu
- Her first visit to Israel was as a reporter, and it was
only after this initial visit that she returned in 1992 for the long term.
For two years, she ran the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Tel Aviv, and
after the Rabin assassination, she decided she had to stay in Israel. "I
had the feeling that this was the most interesting place in the world,
and I also felt that the reporting on Israel was biased." She did
not obtain Israeli citizenship because she thought an Israeli passport
would hinder her in her work, but aside from that, she also thinks that
"every Jew in the world is an Israeli even if he's not aware of it.
Anyone who doesn't know it is making a big mistake."
- In terms of the reality of Israel's current political
system, Nirenstein is located to the right of Kadima and Labor, and maybe
even of Likud Chair Benjamin Netanyahu. She says she believes in the idea
of two states for two peoples, but thinks the principle of "territories
for peace" has been a failure. There's no point in discussing it,
she explains, until the entire Arab world is capable of recognizing Israel.
Negotiations with Hamas are absolutely out of the question.
- But there are polls which indicate that a majority of
Israelis are prepared to negotiate with Hamas.
- Nirenstein: "The public supports a compromise with
Hamas, so that it will stop firing on Sderot. But morally speaking, there
mustn't be negotiations with Hamas, which thinks that Jews are the sons
of monkeys and pigs. You can't negotiate with cannibals, who eat human
- It's hard to argue with Nirenstein. Not just because
of the poor quality of the phone connection to Rome, but also because she
thinks that Israel is a beacon that should serve as inspiration for the
entire West. "Israel is the vanguard of all the democracies in the
world, and the time has come for Europe to recognize that," she says.
- But in the election campaign you met with Italians who
barely know where Israel is. How did you persuade them that Israel is important
to their lives?
- "I said that Italy can learn a lot from Israel.
It can learn what a true democracy is, how a democracy can survive in conditions
of conflict, without forsaking its fundamental principles. Israel is a
culture of life, a culture of people who are always seeking peace. Our
problem in Italy is that sometimes we don't know who we are. You can know
who you are if you know your enemy and your friend. Israel is Italy's friend."
- In other words, Islam is the enemy?
- "I'm not saying that all Muslims are terrorists,
or that all Muslims are criminals. But Hamas has announced that it wants
to conquer Rome, to make it the outpost from which it will conquer all
- And you think that Hamas really intends to conquer Rome?
- "Rome is a very symbolic place in the eyes of radical
Islam. Italy, with its Catholic culture, is an enemy in the eyes of Islam."
- Obviously, this all touches on one of the central issues
in Italy's recent election campaign: the immigrant issue. Fini, who is
slated to be appointed parliament speaker in Berlusconi's new administration,
frequently talks about the need to ban illegal immigration. Even the moderate
Social-Democractic party, led by the former mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni,
devoted a good amount of attention to the subject.
- "People feel that immigration is threatening their
cities, their culture," Nirenstein explains. "Maybe it's exaggerated,
but the residents of Florence, for example, think of their city as a temple
for the works of art that were created there. When they see the steps of
the Duomo filled with immigrants, they're in shock."
- I lived in Florence. I remember Italy as a tolerant country.
- "It's changed a lot. There are entire quarters that
you can't enter at night. There's rape, there are assaults, there's drug
dealing. There are schools for immigrants where they don't hang the crucifix.
The immigrants have contempt for our culture. We gave them work and they
scorn our values. There's a deep contradiction between the more radical
Islam and Italy's values.
- "The problem is that there is hardly any moderate
Islam in Italy. Just the opposite. In Rome they built an enormous mosque.
There are a lot of mosques in Italy, and very anti-Western madrasas operate
in them. There's polygamy, there's wife-battering - it's very common. There's
a father who killed his daughter for 'family honor.' It's logical that
Italians would notice and that there would be reactions."
- The straight- armed salute
- In Nirenstein's books, you don't find the aggressive
anti-Muslim sentiment that screams from every page of Fallaci's books.
But while she isn't part of the wave of opposition to immigrants and Muslims
that is sweeping Italy, she does belong to the new right that scored an
impressive election victory this week. It seems that there is no such thing
as a right way to be "right" in all of Europe: Berlusconi, the
avowed capitalist and most avid pro-American in Europe, on the one hand,
the Lega Nord (Northern League) with its wild incitement on the other,
and then Fini and his former neo-facist party. Angela Merkel and Nicolas
Sarkozy almost seem like communists in comparison to this bunch.
- Nirenstein does not "completely" accept this
definition. To her, Berlusconi is a centrist who also received votes from
the left, because he's "for the downtrodden" and wants to lessen
their tax burden. Nirenstein sees herself as "a friend of the Northern
League," which just wants to turn Italy into a federal state. She
feels this is a legitimate ambition, even if some of the League's pronouncements
- Her closeness to the former neo-fascist party caused
Nirenstein some discomfort during the election campaign, particularly after
one of Berlusconi's candidates for the Senate, Giuseppe Ciarrapico, proudly
announced that he was and remains a fascist. According to Nirenstein, his
candidacy "does not fit" with her candidacy as an avowed anti-fascist,
a Jew and the daughter of a partisan, but she remained on the list nevertheless.
"There's no such thing as a perfect list," she says.
- Did you encounter people like Ciarrapico during the election
- "At one of the election rallies I attended, in Genoa,
someone gave the straight-armed salute. I went to the Allianza Nationale
[the new name of the former neo- fascist party] people and asked who it
was. I said that I protested, that I was stunned to see such a thing and
that I did not want to see it again."
- But Fini himself used to do the straight-armed salute
at rallies in the 1960s, when everyone knew where fascism had led to.
- "I don't know if Fini did that salute, maybe he
did it in his youth. But I don't know what more he could have done than
to kneel at Yad Vashem. Is he supposed to kill himself?"
- He may not have been able to do more. But how did you,
as a Jew, the daughter of a partisan, feel alongside a man who supported
fascism as an adult?
- "He was a fascist like I was a communist, when I
was indifferent to what Pol Pot did, when I admired Che Guevara. I see
him as someone who has since developed."
- Post-election Italy, says Nirenstein, is a better place,
a more stable place, a place without a radical left and a radical right.
She doesn't know yet what she'll do in the new parliament. Nirenstein would
like to deal with foreign affairs, but she knows she'll have to pay a price:
For now she'll remain in Rome and bid good-bye to her good friends in Israel.
She's not giving up the house in Gilo, though. It will wait for the return
of the parliament member from Rome.