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Israeli right pleased with Italy's next prime minister

Italy's next Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is being fawned over by the Israeli right while the rest of the political spectrum treads carefully.

Incoming Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s election victory was met with conflicting reactions in Israel and a subdued response from the Israeli Foreign Ministry, led by Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

Meloni, a far-right politician who heads the Brothers of Italy party, is now set to serve as the country’s next prime minister. Unsurprisingly, the first Israelis to congratulate her were members of the Likud party, including former Minister Gila Gamliel and opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu called Meloni personally to offer his congratulations and his son Yair tweeted Sept. 25, “Congratulations Giorgia Meloni and the conservative camp in Italy!”

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