Berlusconi Defends Mussolini for Allying With Hitler

Prominent Jewish leaders condemn former Italian premier, as does candidate for local elections, who pledges he will seek to have Berlusconi prosecuted over comments made on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi praised Benito Mussolini for "having done good" despite the Fascist dictator's anti-Jewish laws, immediately sparking expressions of outrage as Europe on Sunday held memorial services for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.