News and updates about AfD

After protests:

German far-right party suffers electoral defeat

AfD party suffers a narrow electoral defeat after huge protests against the party over revelations of debates about mass expulsions of immigrants.

German far-right party suffers electoral defeat

Report:

Leaders of AfD discussed plans to deport foreigners

German protesters say meeting by far-right extremists echoed the Nazis’ notorious ‘Wannsee’ conference.

Leaders of AfD discussed plans to deport foreigners

For the first time:

Candidate for German far-right party wins mayoral election

A candidate for Alternative for Germany elected mayor of the eastern town of Pirna, marking another milestone for the party.

Candidate for German far-right party wins mayoral election

Germany:

AfD leader taken to hospital after 'violent incident'

Leader of far-right Alternative for Germany given medical treatment and taken to hospital shortly before speaking engagement.

AfD leader taken to hospital after 'violent incident'

After winning local election:

Germany's AfD party notches another victory

Germany's far-right party's candidate elected a full-time town mayor of the small town of Raguhn-Jessnitz.

Germany's AfD party notches another victory

Germany:

Jewish leaders alarmed after AfD's victory in local election

Jewish leaders in Germany concerned that far-right party's local election victory “could open the floodgates”.

Jewish leaders alarmed after AfD's victory in local election

Germany:

Far-right AfD party secures historic victory in local election

Germany's AfD wins district election in the central state of Thuringia as it surges to record highs in opinion polls.

Far-right AfD party secures historic victory in local election

Germany:

Prominent AfD member charged with using Nazi slogan

German prosecutors charge Alternative for Germany member Bjoern Hoecke with using a banned Nazi slogan in an election campaign.

Prominent AfD member charged with using Nazi slogan

German court jails far-left activist for attacks on neo-Nazis

28-year-old German woman given five years in prison for leading series of physical assaults against far-right extremists.

German court jails far-left activist for attacks on neo-Nazis

AfD MP resigns after discovery of antisemitic social media posts

Anti-Jewish Telegram posts being investigated by German state security.

AfD MP resigns after discovery of antisemitic social media posts

AfD-linked far-right foundation to get German state funding

Critics call for legal measures after court rules that foundation tied to controversial far-right party is entitled to government grants.

AfD-linked far-right foundation to get German state funding

German neo-Nazi rallies have doubled in size since last year

German lawmaker warns of the mainstreaming of far-right ideology, calls for government to crack down on rallies from AfD populist party.

German neo-Nazi rallies have doubled in size since last year

Germany:

Antisemitism monitor slams AfD motion banning kosher slaughter

Felix Klein calls AfD motion to ban religious slaughter in Germany ‘fundamental attack on Jewish life.’

Antisemitism monitor slams AfD motion banning kosher slaughter

German Jewish leader alarmed after success of far-right AfD

Far-right party's nearly doubling of electoral votes in state elections grave cause for concern, says president of German Jewish community.

German Jewish leader alarmed after success of far-right AfD

German prosecutors raid far-right AfD's headquarters

Far-right party accused of falsifying documents in reports to parliament.

German prosecutors raid far-right AfD's headquarters

German court rules against far-right AfD party

Court rules that Germany's domestic intelligence agency can designate Alternative for Germany as a suspected case of extremism.

German court rules against far-right AfD party

AfD: German Jewish Council does not speak for our Jewish voters

The AfD is the only party in Germany that seriously criticizes the anti-Israel policies of established parties and German Jews know it.Op-ed

AfD: German Jewish Council does not speak for our Jewish voters

60 Jewish orgs urge German voters not to choose far right party

Appeal by Jewish groups calls on voters not to vote for AfD party over its "radical and anti-religious" positions.

60 Jewish orgs urge German voters not to choose far right party

Brazilian President welcomes granddaughter of top Nazi official

Jewish groups slam Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s warm welcome to granddaughter of Hitler’s finance minister.

Brazilian President welcomes granddaughter of top Nazi official

German Jewish leader calls out far right ahead of elections

President of Central Council of Jews accuses AfD party of sowing social division and being anti-democratic.

German Jewish leader calls out far right ahead of elections

German Jewish leader calls for proactive approach to Jew hatred

Dr. Josef Schuste praises government for creating anti-Semitism commissioner, urges next government to continue its proactive policies.

German Jewish leader calls for proactive approach to Jew hatred

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.

German court delays ruling on far-right party

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.

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

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.

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

Germany puts AfD party under investigation for extremism

Federal office to investigate Alternative for Germany party for possible anti-democratic activities, reports say.

Germany puts AfD party under investigation for extremism

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.

The EU must recognize Israeli Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

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.

Branch of German far-right party put under surveillance

German far-right party suspends 'fascist' spokesman

Germany's AfD party says it suspended longtime spokesman for describing himself as fascist and praising his "Aryan grandfather".

German far-right party suspends 'fascist' spokesman

German lawmaker removed from committee over anti-Semitic comment

AfD member removed from committee chairmanship over comments widely condemned as anti-Semitic and racist.

German lawmaker removed from committee over anti-Semitic comment

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.

Jewish groups voice fear over German far-right surge

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

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

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.

German far-right party makes gains in local elections

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.

Far-right surge rattles guardians of Nazi era remembrance

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.

Germany could outlaw Hezbollah

'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.

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

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

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

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.

German Jewish leader gets threats for criticizing far-right AfD

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.

German Jewish leader threatened after criticizing far-right

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.

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

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.

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

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.

German far-right lawmaker pictured with Hitler wine

German far-right launches 'Jewish group'

Germany's Jewish community blasts Alternative for Germany party after it launches a "Jewish" group within its ranks.

German far-right launches 'Jewish group'

German far-right under fire for 'Jewish section'

Alternative for Germany announces it will create a Jewish section within the party.

German far-right under fire for 'Jewish section'

German far-right considering expelling three members

Alternative for Germany considering expelling three members who attended a neo-Nazi festival.

German far-right considering expelling three members

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.

German nationalist who downplayed Nazi past won't be expelled

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.

Former Israeli minister supports far-right German leader

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

Germany's far right picks new leaders amid pro-refugee protests.

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

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.

German artists attempt to bring politician 'to his knees'

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.

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

The German AfD party has surged and Europe is falling apart

The German AfD party has surged and Europe is falling apart

Jews concerned, radical right celebrating

Despite overtures by AfD leaders, German Jews say the far-right party could turn against them.

Jews concerned, radical right celebrating

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

Watch: Rabbi of Frankfurt relates to German election results.

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

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.'

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

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.

Angela Merkel wins fourth term as far-right AfD surges

German politician apologizes for comments on Holocaust

AfD politician who slammed Berlin's Holocaust memorial as "monument of shame" apologizes.

German politician apologizes for comments on 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."

German populist party to oust member who denigrated Holocaust

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.

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

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.

German official blasts right-wing politician's Holocaust remark

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'.

Right-wing German politician slams Berlin Holocaust memorial

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.

Club supporting German right-wing creates ad with WWII fighter