Sunday, 4 February 2018

The Mossad agent who captured Eichmann supports AfD

Rafi Eitan, the Mossad agent who captured Eichmann and later became an Israeli cabinet minister, has expressed support for AfD (Alternative for Germany) and hopes its ideology expands to the rest of Europe. 

In a video message posted on Friday on AfD's Facebook page, Mr. Eitan said: 

“Please understand that all of us in Israel appreciate your attitude toward Judaism....In any case, I’m sure that if you work wisely strongly and most important realistically… I’m sure that instead of ‘Alternative for Germany,’ you might become an alternative for all of Europe.”

He urged Germans to close their  borders 

“as soon as possible to prevent Muslim immigration”.
For this he was sharply rebuked by the Israeli Ambassador to Germany but I see nothing surprising about the remarks. AfD is a democratic, conservative party which strongly supports Israel and, like most Israelis, is worried about Muslims. 

The AfD remind me of the right-wing of the British Conservative Party in the 1980s and 1990s. Mrs. Thatcher would fit in very well. The anti immigration right-wing Tory backbenchers of the 1980s were as extreme or more extreme than the nuttier members that one hears of in AfD. 

AfD's policies on immigration and Islam are pretty similar to those of Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister, which were endorsed in July by Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu when the two met.

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