lunedì 9 giugno 2014

Napolitano receives medal of honor, thanks Israeli people

Commitment to fighting anti-semitism is 'integral'

(ANSA) - Rome, June 9 - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano thanked Israel and affirmed his commitment to fighting anti-semitism upon receiving Israel's medal of honor on Monday in Rome. "My continued relationship with Israel and the Jewish people, my determination to combat anti-Semitism and attacks against Israel are an integral part of my anti-fascist commitment", Napolitano said in a statement released by the office of Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Napolitano received the Presidential Medal of Distinction, Israel's highest civilian honor, in a Monday meeting with Peres at Italy's presidential palace. 

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