An Italian writer and journalist, living and working near Jerusalem, Israel, where she is a reporter for the important italian newspaper La Stampa. In 2002 she has written a controversial book called "L'Abbandono" ("The Abandon") where she states that european and particularly Italian media have abandoned Israel as they too often sport Palestinian and pro-Arafat positions. This caused quite a lot of havoc in the political and media world, where the pro-Palestinian lobby is quite strong but usually prefers not to admit its bias.