Hadash opposition lawmakers have expressed concern over the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which came in third place in the German elections on Sunday, September 24. The far Right has not been represented in both houses of the German legislature since the 1950s.
Hadash MK Dov Khenin of the Joint List, a leading member of the Communist Party of Israel, said: “The ugly wave of the racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic Right is spreading throughout the entire world, an expression of the deep crisis of the capitalist system. The answer cannot be to rally around a disappointing social order, but rather to choose an alternative for real change in the opposite direction.”
“The rising strength of the extreme Right in Germany teaches us about a growing, dangerous atmosphere,” said MK Youssef Jabareen (Hadash – Joint List). “Xenophobia, racism and extremism are attracting a significant portion of the German public and prove that its democratic layer is fragile and vulnerable.”
Khenin and Jabareen sent congratulations to the Left Party (Die Linke) on his election results and added “just as Die Linke knew to courageously stand up for its values, the party will also know how to deal with the worrying rise of the extreme, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic Right.”