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25 November 2021
Press release – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

On the occasion of the 2021 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and its foreign network join the awareness-raising campaign “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!” launched by UN Women. This year, the campaign aims at preventing all forms of violence, […]

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23 November 2021
Comites elections – launch of the e-voting pilot scheme

You have the chance to vote in the 2021 Comites elections electronically as well as on paper. Starting from tomorrow, and until 3rd December included, you can log into the IOvoto portal at to vote with your “SPID di secondo livello” (Level 2 SPID). You don’t have SPID yet? Don’t worry! Write us an email […]

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27 October 2021
Second on-line Roadshow of the Italian Universities in Israel (October, 26, 2021)

The 2nd edition of the “Virtual Roadshow of Italian Universities in Israel” took place on October 26, 2021. The event, organized by the Italian Embassy in Tel Aviv in collaboration with the Israeli “Council for Higher Education” (“CHE”), was aimed at strengthening the already advanced collaboration between academic institutions of the two countries. At the […]

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26 October 2021
New rules for travelling from Italy to Israel

  Travel to Israel The Israeli government has announced a possible reopening to international tourist flows starting from January 9, on which official confirmation is still awaited as well as the approval of the related regulatory regulations.At the moment entry or transit into Israel is forbidden to non-resident foreign citizens . In some cases of exceptional […]

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21 October 2021
Italian Language Week in the world – 21st edition “DANTE, L’ITALIANO” e-book

# SLIM2021 As every year, on the occasion of the Italian Language Week in the world, the Accademia della Crusca has published, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an e-book dedicated this year to Dante and entitled “DANTE, L’ITALIANO”. The book can be downloaded for free, from October 18th to 24th, at […]

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7 October 2021
Greeting message from Ambassador Sergio Barbanti

Dear friends and readers, I am glad to be among you as Ambassador of Italy to Israel, an extraordinary country where roads, faith and ideas come across. A deep friendship, a close communality of values and aspirations, unite our two peoples and our two countries, lapped by the same sea. In 2019 we celebrated 70 […]

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24 September 2021
Farewell letter by Ambassador Gianluigi Benedetti

Dear Readers and Dear Friends, A few days before the end of my mission as Ambassador of Italy to Israel, together with my wife Sabina and my daughter Gaia, I extend our best regards to all of you. A little over four years have passed since my arrival. These have been four exciting years of […]

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24 September 2021

By impulse of the Italian Ambassador to Israel, Gianluigi Benedetti, and thanks to the initiative of two professors from Ben Gurion University, Cristina Bettin and Aaron Fait, a group of Italian professors, researchers and doctoral students has created the “Association of Italian Scholars and Scientists in Israel” (AISSI). The announcement was given by the Embassy […]

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6 September 2021
Shana Tova!

  On the occasion of Rosh Hashanah we wish all the Jewish communities in Italy, Israel and around the world a new year full of peace, health, prosperity and happiness. Shana Tova U’Metuka!    In the graphic, an image of the frescoes of the underground nymphaeum of the “Villa of Livia”, an ancient Roman villa […]

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10 August 2021
Green pass and vaccine equivalence administered in Israel

Israeli certificates of vaccination and recovery from COVID-19 are recognized in Italy both for the purposes of entry into the country and as a “Green pass” to access events, facilities and other public places. “GREEN PASS” FOR ISRAELIAN CITIZENS RESIDING IN ITALY FOR STUDY, WORK OR OTHERWISE ENROLLED IN THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE From 23 […]

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