Tuesday

27th Sep 2016

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German anti-EU party in anti-semitism dispute

Thirteen out of 23 local MPs from the anti-EU AfD party in the German region of Baden-Wurttemberg have resigned their posts in a dispute on anti-semitism, German media report. The dispute centred around a fellow AfD member, Wolfgang Gideon, who has published books that describe Judaism and Zionism as the "enemy" of Europe. The party tried to oust him but could not muster the required two-thirds majority, prompting the resignations.

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