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Why Jews Join the German Far Right

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When Germans went to the polls last week, voters in Berlin faced an unusual candidate on their ballot sheet: A Jewish, gay ex-IDF soldier. 

However, Marcel Goldhammer was not running for any of the mainstream center-right or center-left parties between whom power traditionally fluctuates in Germany, or even for the insurgent Greens: the kippah-wearing contender belonged to the radical right, fiercely xenophobic Alternative for Germany