He himself has traveled to Israel more times than he can count and calls Jerusalem “one of the most fascinating cities in the world.” But he has also enjoyed Israel for its less controversial claims to fame: its food.
Since its founding in 2013 as a Euro-skeptic party, the AfD has been criticized by the mainstream German Jewish community over concerns of its views on Muslim migrants and country's Nazi past. Yet Jewish supporters see the opposite. “I prefer to be part of a party that wants to help living Jews, not dead Jews,” said one Jewish supporter.
For the independent German-Jewish monthly, Orit interviews US Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, at the American Embassy on his attitudes towards Iran, Israel, and antisemitism.