Dear Reader, This week, Germany's far-right is grappling with a fundamental question that could disrupt the remarkable stability that has propelled the Alternative for Germany (AfD) to approximately 23 percent in current polling. The key question they're pondering is, ‘which of our bogeymen bears ultimate responsibility for the bloodshed in Israel and Gaza?"
Unfortunately Germany’s not too distant history weighs like a yoke around its neck. Therefore I find it difficult to accept views from any political side as not being either ‘guilt ridden’ or desperate attempts to distance itself from its demons. Statements made in support of any or either side, in this conflict, I view with great scepticism.