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

AfD reply to a7 news piece:The 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

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

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.

Brazilian President welcomes granddaughter of top Nazi official

Brazilian President welcomes granddaughter of top Nazi official

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

German Jewish leader calls out far right 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.

German Jewish leader calls for proactive approach to 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.

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.

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.

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.

Germany puts AfD party under investigation for 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.

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.

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.

German far-right party suspends 'fascist' spokesman

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Watch: Rabbi of Frankfurt relates to German election results.

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.'

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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'.