Europe: Far-Right Parties Winning Over Some Jewish Voters

Amidst regular harassment and attacks by Muslims living in France, increasing numbers of French s Jews are emigrating to the last safe spot for unadulterated Jewish ethnocentrism: Israel.

But might other Jews in France finally see the rationality of choosing, say, the National Front over the Muslim Brotherhood?

From Reuters:

VIENNA (Reuters) – Far-right parties in some European countries are winning over Jewish voters by exploiting fears about militant Islamists and mainstream parties must do much more to address Europeans’ security concerns, a Jewish leader said on Tuesday.

Boosted by Europe’s migrant crisis, Norbert Hofer of Austria’s anti-immigration Freedom Party only narrowly lost the country’s presidential election on May 22. He would have been the first far-right head of state in the European Union.

“I understand that, most probably, a not insignificant part of the (Jewish) community here voted for Hofer for the presidency,” the head of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER), Pinchas Goldschmidt, told Reuters in an interview.

Goldschmidt, who is also the chief rabbi of Moscow, said he had received reports of a similar shift among French Jews towards supporting the anti-immigration National Front ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections next year in France.


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