Statement by Hon Fiamma Nirenstein, Vice-President of the Foreign Affairs Committee
100 MPs against the Government over the pro-Palestine vote
This open letter, whose first subscriber is Fabrizio Cicchitto, Chamber PDL group leader, harshly criticizes both methods and contents of the government’s choice.
2012-12-11 by Fiamma Nirenstein
"To my satisfaction, a staunch opposition against the Government’s decision to vote on November 29th for the unilateral recognition of a Palestinian non-member state has been translated into political value by one hundred signatures of PDL Members of Parliament. This open letter, whose first subscriber is Fabrizio Cicchitto, Chamber PDL group leader, harshly criticizes both methods and contents of the government’s choice” explains Nirenstein. “First of all, regarding the methods: the political stance of the Parliament that the current government ought to represent has not only been totally disregarded, but actually overturned. Secondly, the avail to the Palestinian rejection to relate with Israel, hence to recognize it as a Jewish State, is fully inconsistent with the Italian position which promotes the peace process through negotiations. The government choice dismantles negotiations, falling in line with one of the usual automatic decisions of the United Nations, which never miss a chance to delegitimize Israel.”
Rome, December 7th, 2012