Letter from Italian Prime Minister lists Jerusalem as Palestine

image descriptionItalian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi recently sent letters to Italian citizens abroad in order to encourage them to vote in the upcoming constitutional referendum. However, Italian citizens living in Jerusalem were surprised when they saw that their addresses were listed in Palestine, not Israel.

Italians living in Jerusalem, even in West Jerusalem, received today (Monday) a letter from the Italian Consulate in the city regarding the referendum. In addition to this letter, there was also a letter from Renzi. Although these Italians live in Israel, their addresses were listed in Palestine.

“I also think that the Israel Postal Company made a mistake,” said David Nizah, an Italian who lives in Jerusalem. “It should have sent the letter back.”…. [read more]

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