Italian Foreign Policy Towards Israel: The Turning Point of the Berlusconi Government (2001–2006)

  title={Italian Foreign Policy Towards Israel: The Turning Point of the Berlusconi Government (2001–2006)},
  author={Arturo Marzano},
  journal={Israel Studies},
  pages={103 - 79}
  • Arturo Marzano
  • Published 21 January 2011
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Israel Studies
After having presented a brief overview of the relationship between Italy and Israel since its founding to the 1990s, this article analyses the reasons why the Berlusconi government decided to change the Italian foreign policy towards Israel, moving from a more pro-Palestinian stance to a clearly pro-Israel one. The international situation after 9/11 and the new state of affairs of Italian politics following the birth of the so-called Second Republic might explain such a turning-point. In… 
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