Vicious anti-Israel document found on website of German left-wing party

28 April 2011

Prosecutors in Germany are investigating an anti-Israel leaflet which was found on the website of a regional chapter of Germany's Socialist party ‘Die Linke’ (The Left), which is represented in the Bundestag and several regional assemblies. A state prosecutor said authorities were probing the possible criminal use of Nazi symbols. Germany has strong hate-speech laws which generally forbid anti-Semitic literature or the use of swastikas in propaganda. The pamphlet, which Die Linke has since has disavowed, was discovered on the homepage of the party's Duisburg branch this week. It featured a Star of David with a swastika inside of it. The leaflet denies the Holocaust, calls for a boycott on Israeli goods and vilifies Israel as a “true rogue state with warmongers.”

Hans-Werner Rook, a spokesman for Die Linke, said he didn’t know how the leaflet had got on the website and said party officials were searching for its author. The link was taken down as soon it was discovered. “We are totally outraged. That’s all far-right radical nonsense,” said Rook, speculating that an extremist mole posted the flyer onto the website.

The party’s Duisburg chapter has a history of causing a stir with its strident views on Israel. In 2009, the party's mayoral candidate resigned after he supported a boycott of the country.
 

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Helmut Karsten

Tue, 03 May 2011

People that murdered millions and millions of humans in concentration-camps? What makes you think, they changed? Because they lost a war?

Meanwhile the attitude is being scaled back to 1945 and the judicial order has also been scrolled back. Only more careful, so the system can not be identified as such.

My homepage gives you a clear example of the facistoid (fully legal by the book!) and untouchable court-system that implies 1945.............. never happened.

Jorge Rabinovich

Thu, 28 Apr 2011

The extreme right we know already what is it about. The left, local parties and international movement is a total disgrace. Blind because of the hate they professed to every thing that resembles or they can associate with USA, on the name of anti imperialism, they support the worst dictators and un human regimens on the world and they became anti Israel and anti Semites. Shame on them, they are not better than the extreme right.