Italy’s Yes campaign apologizes for listing Jerusalem as Palestine

After it was reported that Italians living in Jerusalem received a letter from Prime Minister Matteo Renzi indicating that Jerusalem is in Palestine, the country’s Yes campaign headquarters issued an apology.
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It was reported yesterday (Monday) by JOL that Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi recently sent letters to Italian citizens abroad in order to encourage them to vote in the upcoming constitutional referendum. However, Italian citizens living in Jerusalem were surprised when they saw that their addresses were listed in Palestine, not Israel. Today, the Yes campaign clarified that this was an error.

In light of yesterday’s report, the campaign in favor of voting yes in the upcoming constitutional referendum stated that there was a mistake in the addresses of Italians living abroad that the organization received. “We apologize,” the Yes campaign stated. “We will send very soon new letters with the right addresses.” The campaign’s statement was released to all Italian media outlets.

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