‘Rome Doesn’t Want You’: Italians Protest Netanyahu’s Visit (PHOTOS)

Posters featuring Iconic Italian artists saying 'Netanyahu, Rome Doesn’t Want You' appeared in the Italian capital ahead of Netanyahu's visit. (Photo: Yalla, Supplied)

By Romana Rubeo  

Pro-Palestine activists in Italy launched a campaign to protest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Italy, which is set to start on Thursday.

The campaign has been launched by the newly-formed activist collective Yalla Roma, which aims at bringing together several pro-Palestine groups operating in the Italian capital.

Activists put posters up around the city, featuring iconic Italian actors from the past, the likes of Anna Magnani and Nino Manfredi, wearing a kuffiya, with the writing: “Netanyahu, Rome Doesn’t Want You”.

The Palestinian community of Rome, along with other pro-Palestine groups, also organized a sit-in in downtown Rome on Thursday, under the title: Netanyahu, You Are Not Welcome.

Netanyahu will fly to Rome on Thursday for his third official trip since he returned to power in December. 

(The Palestine Chronicle)

– Romana Rubeo is an Italian writer and the managing editor of The Palestine Chronicle. Her articles appeared in many online newspapers and academic journals. She holds a Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature and specializes in audio-visual and journalism translation.

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