Candidate for mayor of Rome under fire after antisemitic remarks revealed

Enrico Michetti, the right-wing candidate for mayor in Rome, is under fire after an article he wrote in February 2020.

In the article, Michetti made openly antisemitic remarks, saying that excessive attention is paid to the Holocaust because the Jews “control banks and a lobby capable of deciding the fate of the planet.”

Ruth Dureghello, the President of the Jewish community of Rome, called Michetti’s comments “dangerous” and said they “hide a disturbing prejudice.”

Noemi Di Segni, President of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities – EJC affiliate in the country-, also expressed alarm, saying, “The thought that our city institutions would be led by people whose thinking is steeped in prejudice makes one tremble.”


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