ADL Applauds 'Principled' Italian Commitment to Promoting Israeli-Palestinian Peace
New York, N.Y., June 12, 2003 … Calling Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's recent decision not to meet with Yasir Arafat "principled," the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today applauded Italy's commitment to promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace.
"We appreciate your successful trip to the Middle East to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and other officials," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, in a letter to Prime Minister Berlusconi. "Your principled decision not to meet with Yasir Arafat is an important recognition of the fact that he is an impediment to viable negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians."
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