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German Jewish leader calls out far right party ahead of elections

German Jewish leader calls out far right party ahead of elections

President of Central Council of Jews accuses AfD party of sowing social division and being anti-democratic.Dan Verbin, 29/07/2021 17:23
German Jewish leader calls on next government to be proactive against Jew hatred

German Jewish leader calls on next government to be proactive against Jew hatred

Dr. Josef Schuste praises government for creating anti-Semitism commissioner, urges next government to continue its proactive policies.Dan Verbin, 15/07/2021 15:43
German court delays ruling on far-right party

German court delays ruling on far-right party

German court won’t decide before election on whether Alternative for Germany party cane be put under observation.Ben Ariel, 09/07/2021 06:39
Supporting Israel: "Both-sides-ism" is out of place

Supporting Israel: "Both-sides-ism" is out of place

Israel's drive to end Hamas attacks is supported by not a few countries, politicians and citizens. Some sent their messages to Arutz Sheva.Jörg Meuthen, 16/05/2021 07:49
German far-right party to campaign for end to COVID restrictions

German far-right party to campaign for end to COVID restrictions

Germany's AfD party has a history of controversial statements, particularly surrounding the Holocaust.Ben Ariel, 12/04/2021 06:35
Germany puts AfD party under investigation for right-wing extremism

Germany puts AfD party under investigation for right-wing extremism

Federal office to investigate Alternative for Germany party for possible anti-democratic activities, reports say.Toby Axelrod, JTA, 05/03/2021 08:24
The EU must recognize Israeli Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

The EU must recognize Israeli Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

Israel wants to go from military to civilian administration in Judea and Samaria. The Bundestag is expected to condemn it. I disagree.Op-ed.Joachim Kuhs, MEP, 26/06/2020 11:00
Branch of German far-right party put under surveillance

Branch of German far-right party put under surveillance

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency puts regional branch of AfD under surveillance after it expelled a member last month.Ben Ariel, 16/06/2020 06:37
German far-right party suspends spokesman who described himself as 'fascist'

German far-right party suspends spokesman who described himself as 'fascist'

Germany's AfD party says it suspended longtime spokesman for describing himself as fascist and praising his "Aryan grandfather".Ben Ariel, 27/04/2020 05:58
German lawmaker removed from committee over anti-Semitic comment

German lawmaker removed from committee over anti-Semitic comment

AfD member removed from committee chairmanship over comments widely condemned as anti-Semitic and racist.Ben Ariel, 15/11/2019 06:41
Jewish groups voice fear over German far-right surge

Jewish groups voice fear over German far-right surge

Right-wing AfD party doubles support in state elections in Thuringia, prompting some Jewish groups to voice concern over rise of far-right.AFP, 28/10/2019 12:12
Halle: Failed mass murder in Germany's dysfunctional liberal democracy

Halle: Failed mass murder in Germany's dysfunctional liberal democracy

Why do all synagogues in France, Belgium and the Netherlands have police or military protection - while in Germany apparently only some, mainly in big cities do?Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 15/10/2019 15:15
German far-right party makes gains in local elections

German far-right party makes gains in local elections

Head of Germany’s Jewish community is urges democratic political parties to distance themselves from AfD.Arutz Sheva Staff and JTA, 03/09/2019 06:03
Far-right surge rattles guardians of Nazi era remembrance

Far-right surge rattles guardians of Nazi era remembrance

'Comments culminated in visitors questioning existence of gas chambers and mass murders in them,' Sachsenhausen director says.Deborah Cole, AFP, 26/08/2019 14:33
Germany could outlaw Hezbollah

Germany could outlaw Hezbollah

German's AfD Party submits non-binding resolution calling to outlaw Hezbollah's political wing as well as its military wing.Elad Benari, 05/06/2019 06:44
'If the painting is accurate, why should it be a problem?'

'If the painting is accurate, why should it be a problem?'

Conservative pro-Israel group defends far-right German party’s poster of Muslim slavers.Ben Sales, JTA, 25/05/2019 22:01
The German Government goes after friends of Israel, not anti-Semites

The German Government goes after friends of Israel, not anti-Semites

The new German Secret Service head Thomas Haldenwang announced he will "evaluate" whether to observe the pro-Israel AfD, which has been charged with racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism. The Secret Service ignores overt anti-Semitism. Beatrix Von Storch, 31/01/2019 07:50
German Jewish leader gets threats for criticizing far-right AfD

German Jewish leader gets threats for criticizing far-right AfD

'Almost every minute I get wild insults, threats by email and telephone,' says German Jewish leader who survived the Holocaust.Toby Axelrod, JTA, 25/01/2019 08:05
German Jewish leader threatened after criticizing far-right

German Jewish leader threatened after criticizing far-right

Jewish community leader in Germany says she is targeted with threats and hate mail after saying AfD is a threat to democracy.Ben Ariel, 25/01/2019 05:13
German far-right offered free admission to Schindler's List

German far-right offered free admission to Schindler's List

Cinema in western Germany causes uproar after offering free entry to showings of Schindler's List to far-right party.Ben Ariel, 04/01/2019 05:06
Kosher ban OK with Jewish supporters of German far-right party

Kosher ban OK with Jewish supporters of German far-right party

Jewish backers of Germany's AfD party condemned by other Jewish groups in Germany after it endorses ban on import, sale of kosher food.JTA, 05/12/2018 07:42
German far-right lawmaker pictured with Hitler wine

German far-right lawmaker pictured with Hitler wine

Alternative for Germany trying to expel regional lawmaker who posed in front of wine bottles featuring pictures of Nazi leader.Elad Benari, 18/10/2018 04:35
German far-right launches 'Jewish group'

German far-right launches 'Jewish group'

Germany's Jewish community blasts Alternative for Germany party after it launches a "Jewish" group within its ranks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/10/2018 04:06
German far-right under fire for 'Jewish section'

German far-right under fire for 'Jewish section'

Alternative for Germany announces it will create a Jewish section within the party.Ben Ariel, 27/09/2018 05:46
German far-right considering expelling three members

German far-right considering expelling three members

Alternative for Germany considering expelling three members who attended a neo-Nazi festival.Ben Ariel, 18/09/2018 06:38
German nationalist who downplayed Nazi past won't be expelled

German nationalist who downplayed Nazi past won't be expelled

Leaders of Alternative for Germany drop bid to expel member who suggested the country stop acknowledging and atoning for its Nazi past.Ben Ariel, 12/06/2018 05:12
Former Israeli minister supports far-right German leader

Former Israeli minister supports far-right German leader

Former minister Rafi Eitan causes firestorm after recording message of support for far-right Alternative for Germany(AfD) party.Ben Ariel, 04/02/2018 03:57
Gaining strength, Germany's AfD party votes on new leadership

Gaining strength, Germany's AfD party votes on new leadership

Germany's far right picks new leaders amid pro-refugee protests.AFP, 02/12/2017 20:59
German artists attempt to bring politician 'to his knees'

German artists attempt to bring politician 'to his knees'

German artists build Holocaust memorial replica near home of leader who demands Germany stop apologizing for Holocaust.JTA, 23/11/2017 07:32
Netanyahu tells Merkel he's concerned over rise in anti-Semitism

Netanyahu tells Merkel he's concerned over rise in anti-Semitism

PM calls German leader after elections, when party associated with shaking off German responsibility for Holocaust elected to parliament.AFP, 26/09/2017 15:13
The German AfD party has surged and Europe is falling apart

The German AfD party has surged and Europe is falling apart

It is not the old fascist hate, although that exists, that led the AfD to surge in the elections. It is something much more urgent. Giulio Meotti, 26/09/2017 10:43
Jews concerned, radical right celebrating

Jews concerned, radical right celebrating

Despite overtures by AfD leaders, German Jews say the far-right party could turn against them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/09/2017 05:45
'How can you be friends with the Jews if you're a neo-Nazi?'

'How can you be friends with the Jews if you're a neo-Nazi?'

Watch: Rabbi of Frankfurt relates to German election results.Yoni Kempinski, 26/09/2017 03:35
Far-right German party leader: Jews have nothing to fear

Far-right German party leader: Jews have nothing to fear

Leader of AfD party, which entered German parliament for the first time, says 'nothing in our party program could disturb German Jews.'JTA, 25/09/2017 17:04
Angela Merkel wins fourth term as far-right AfD surges

Angela Merkel wins fourth term as far-right AfD surges

Germany shifts to the right as AfD, FDP see major gains, left-wing parties slip.David Rosenberg, 24/09/2017 21:32
German politician apologizes for comments on Holocaust

German politician apologizes for comments on Holocaust

AfD politician who slammed Berlin's Holocaust memorial as "monument of shame" apologizes.Ben Ariel, 19/02/2017 04:53
German populist party to oust member who denigrated Holocaust

German populist party to oust member who denigrated Holocaust

Germany's populist party votes to begin proceedings to oust member who called Berlin's Holocaust memorial a "monument of shame."JTA, 14/02/2017 02:29
German party: Populist who called to end Nazi guilt can stay

German party: Populist who called to end Nazi guilt can stay

German right-wing party decides not to boot politician who said Germany should stop atoning for Nazi past.AFP, 23/01/2017 14:07
German official blasts right-wing politician's Holocaust remark

German official blasts right-wing politician's Holocaust remark

Germany's vice chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, blasts member of AfD party who criticized Germany for atoning for its Nazi past.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/01/2017 04:04
Right-wing German politician slams Berlin Holocaust memorial

Right-wing German politician slams Berlin Holocaust memorial

Bjoern Hoecke, a right-wing German politician, called the Berlin Holocaust memorial a 'monument of shame in the heart of the capital'.AFP, 18/01/2017 19:03
Club supporting German right-wing creates ad with WWII fighter

Club supporting German right-wing creates ad with WWII fighter

A club supporting Germany's Alternative for Deutschland party uses World War II resistance heroine to pump up support.JTA, 18/01/2017 04:58
German politician accused of selling Nazi items

German politician accused of selling Nazi items

A right-wing German politician is being investigated on suspicion of selling Nazi memorabilia in his antique shop.Yoel Domb, 25/09/2016 13:57
A 'Nazi renaissance' in Berlin?

A 'Nazi renaissance' in Berlin?

Jewish leaders warn that Germany is experiencing a "Nazi renaissance" after right wing party gains more seats in local elections.Yoel Domb, 19/09/2016 21:38
German Jews: Far-right party's showing a nightmare

German Jews: Far-right party's showing a nightmare

Jewish leaders in Germany concerned after AfD party finishes second in voting in Merkel's home state.JTA, 06/09/2016 05:38
Anti-Semitism row deepens rift in Germany's AfD

Anti-Semitism row deepens rift in Germany's AfD

Could latest crisis within right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party cause a split?Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2016 15:02
German party calls to reject Islam

German party calls to reject Islam

Far-right AfD party demands a ban of minarets and burqas in party conference, as radical left protests outside and wounds police.Ari Yashar, 02/05/2016 17:20
German party calls for end to kosher slaughtering

German party calls for end to kosher slaughtering

Popular German right-populist party's platform calls to end religious slaughtering, minarets, Muslim calls to prayer and more.JTA, 26/04/2016 10:22
German right-wing party enters 3 state parliaments

German right-wing party enters 3 state parliaments

Anti-immigration Alternative for Germany is now eligible to field candidates for the national parliament in 2017.Gil Ronen, 14/03/2016 01:13
Merkel faces election drubbing over migrant policy

Merkel faces election drubbing over migrant policy

As Germans fume over liberal open-door policy that has brought wave of sexual assaults, polls show Merkel's party paying the price.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/03/2016 09:47