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Euro-Asian Jewish (EAJ) Policy Papers, No 35 (23 April 2020)
Euro-Asian Jewry and Politics in the Host States: the Case of Germany

The growing interest of European “New Right” parties, such as the Alternative for Germany (AfD), in Russian Jewish immigrants, despite the marginal electoral value of this group, may be explained by several reasons. Among them in these parties’ search for a channel of communication with Israel in order to revoke their antisemitic image and gain legitimacy in the eyes of the local and international community. This effort is in tern welcome by not a few Russian Jews, attracted by the AfD slogans to fight anti-Zionism and defend Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. The question is, what is the real essence of this phenomenon, and in what way the Jewish world, Israel, and transnational Russian-Jewish and Euro-Asian organizations should address it?

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Ph.D. of Historical Sciences, Researcher at the Department of Israel and Jewish Communities of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an expert at the Moscow Institute of the Middle East