He said: "Here and there, there is a new rebirth of persecuting Jews. Brothers and sisters, this isn't human or Christian. Jews are our brothers. And they must not be persecuted. Understand?" In Italy, controversy flared recently when Liliana Segre, an 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor and senator-for-life, called for the creation of a parliamentary committee to combat hate, racism and anti-Semitism after revelations that she is subject to some 200 social media attacks each day.
Parliament approved her motion — but without votes from Italy's right-wing parties.