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Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Nov 19, 2006 at 17:53

In Italy, freedom of expression is a relatively recent development. I defend freedom of expression, but not those who demonstrated in Rome, because of their violence. If you are Italian, or have lived in Italy, you know that the extra-parlametarian Left- especially from the north-east- is very violent. I don't agree with the statement that Jews should leave Italy and Europe. Take an Italian city, Venice. In Venice, Jews have lived alongside Christians for many centuries. Take a European city, Anwerp. In the Belgian city of Antwerp, there are more Orthodox Jews than in Tel Aviv. No, I want Jews to stay.

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