Bignami will serve under right-wing League Party leader Matteo Salvini, who is the infrastructure minister and deputy prime minister.
Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has worried Italian Jews through her past connections to the Italian Social Movement.
That recognition is not meant to imply that what the Israeli political system is going through is not a disgrace, or that the continuous political stalemate here is not causing damage to the country.
Meloni’s predecessor as FdI leader, Ignazio La Russa, declared that: “We are all heirs of Il Duce,” referring to fascist leader Benito Mussolini. But Mussolini had different views of Jews than Hitler
The Foreign Ministry congratulated Italy on its election on Monday, without mentioning Brothers of Italy or Meloni, who won last week’s election.
Italy has long captured the imagination of those in search of la dolce vita and a sepia-tinged version of simpler times.