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.
Falafel is supposed to represent a universal symbol of peace—the oily bond between Muslims and Jews, even as the Middle East fries in violence. But in Berlin, it has become a cause for concern.