Far-right German party’s plans for Jewish section criticized

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Source: Associated Press

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party has announced it will create a Jewish section within the party, drawing widespread criticism by Jewish groups across the country.

One prominent Jewish student group accused the anti-migrant party on Wednesday as being “one of the biggest threats to Jewish … life in Germany.”

“The AfD is not getting a kosher certificate from us,” the leader of the Jewish Students Union of Germany said, referring to the nationalist party by its acronym.

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