Italian PM under fire again, for Holocaust remark





The head of Rome's Jewish community joined the Vatican newspaper and others Tuesday in sharply rebuking Premier Silvio Berlusconi for a joke about Jews, money and the Holocaust which was caught on videotape.

The joke was one of several controversial comments Berlusconi made while chatting with fans outside his residence on his 74th birthday last week. His comments were captured on video and broadcast this weekend on the website of the left-leaning La Repubblica newspaper.

On Saturday, the newspaper of the Italian bishops' conference slammed the gaffe-prone premier and a day later the Vatican newspaper said his comments were "deplorable."....

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