Italy views "Europe's security in Israel's security," Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said Thursday at a joint-press conference in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
"We absolutely reject threats to regional stability and denial of the Holocaust," Monti said in reference to Iran. "Any threat to Israel is unacceptable."
Monti also expressed his concern over the rocket fire on the south from Gaza, and expressed his solidarity with the residents there.
Monti and Netanyahu signed a joint statement noting progress in bilateral relations and pledging their determination to enhance and expand cooperation in the fields of security, economics, social issues and culture.