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Newsline: Israel’s ambassador slams German politician

Israel’s ambassador in Berlin has slammed a member of the far-right Alternative for Germany party for appearing to dance on the country’s Holocaust memorial. Ambassador Ron Prosor said tweeted that far-right politician Holger Winterstein had brought “shame upon himself and his party.” (https://thehill.com/homenews/ap/ap-international/ap-german-far-right-politician-danced-on-holocaust-memorial/) A picture posted on social media showed Winterstein posing with outstretched arms on one of the stone slabs that form the memorial in Berlin for the more than 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust. German media reported that the picture was taken after a protest organized Saturday by Alternative for Germany. The party, known by its German acronym AfD, said it would take action against Winterstein over his “extremely disrespectful behavior.” Winterstein is a county representative in Thuringia.

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