A nightmare come true!
Incoming prime minister Romano Prodi's coalition candidate, communist Fausto Bertinotti, has been elected speaker of the Italian parliament's lower house.
A speaker has yet to be decided for Senate, where Mr Prodi has a tiny two-seat majority.
Vladimir Luxuria, an Italian transexual
Mr Oliviero Diliberto, strong Palestinian supporter
Mr O. Diliberto
And, for the first time in the history of the Italian Republic, two arab-muslims.
Mr Ali Rashid (Rifondazione Comunista), head of the Palestinian delegation in Italy, and Mr Khaled Fouad Allam (lista DL-La Margherita).
In an interview with il Giornale today, Israel Ambassador Gol affirms: "Mr Ali Rashid is "una persona senza onore, la sua candidatura è una vergogna per l’Italia, è una vergogna anche per i palestinesi" ("Mr Ali Rashid is a man without honor, an embarrassment for Italy and also for the same Palestinians").