Ratcheting Up Strike, Foreign Ministry Union Threatens to Disrupt Italian PM's Visit to Israel

Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta, who is facing his own battle against Italian unions, reportedly insists the visit go ahead as planned, to avoid appearance of giving in to strikers.

The Foreign Ministry workers committee threatened Thursday to disrupt the upcoming visit of Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta as part of the diplomats’ labor action. A source at the Foreign Ministry said workers committee chairman Yair Fromer had phoned Italy’s ambassador to Israel, Francesco Talo, on Thursday to convey the message.