Israeli who seized top Nazi figure lauds German nationalists

Rafi Eitan> (Courtesy: youtube)
Updated 05 February 2018

Israeli who seized top Nazi figure lauds German nationalists

JERUSALEM: The legendary former Mossad agent who led the operation to capture Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann has expressed surprising support for the nationalist Alternative for Germany party.
The 91-year-old Rafi Eitan says in a video statement on his Facebook page Saturday that Israel appreciates the party’s “attitude toward Judaism” and looks for them to also “become an alternative to Europe.”
The party, AfD, won 12.6 percent of the vote in Germany’s September election to win seats in parliament for the first time and become the country’s third-biggest party. Its leaders have expressed anti-Semitic statements and played down the crimes of the Nazi regime.
Eitan, a former Israeli Cabinet minister, appeared to endorse the party’s hard-line toward Muslim immigrants.
Israel’s ambassador to Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff, condemned Eitan’s statement as “sad and shameful.”


Jordanian court considers Muslim Brotherhood 'dissolved'

Updated 16 July 2020

Jordanian court considers Muslim Brotherhood 'dissolved'

  • The ruling considers the group illegal because it did not correct its legal status in accordance with Jordanian laws

CAIRO: The Jordanian Court of Cassation has issued a ruling that dissolves the Muslim Brotherhood.

The ruling considers the group illegal because it did not correct its legal status in accordance with Jordanian laws.

The decision was made in a lawsuit filed by the dissolved group against the Department of Lands and Survey and the Muslim Brotherhood Association, a breakway group, that was given legal status in 2015.

The dissolved Muslim Brotherhood had requested the nullification of the transfer of land ownership and real estate to the legal group.