Israel, Italy say Rome never objected to Nirenstein’s ambassadorial appointment

The offices of both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi denied on Sunday that the Italian premier discreetly asked Netanyahu to reconsider the appointment of Fiamma Nirenstein as Israel’s next envoy to Rome.

A senior official in Jerusalem denied the report that first appeared in Haaretz on Sunday, said that no message on this matter was received in Jerusalem, and that Nirenstein’s appointment is going ahead.


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