Official at Italy’s Islamic University calls for ‘final solution for Zionists’

Senior official at the Islamic University in Lecce, Italy has reportedly called for a “new final solution” to the Zionists. In an August 4 Facebook post, Raphael Villani wrote that “there needs to be a final solution for Zionists,” and that “the real Jews are the victims of Zionism,” according to a report published Sunday by the Ynet news site. (Times of Israel, Il Foglio)

On Sunday, the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) said in a statement that the post was taken down “immediately” after the UCEI and the Israeli Embassy in Rome made a joint protest to authorities. The protest was not made public at the time. (Haaretz)