The small group founded Sunday in Wiesbaden by 19 Jewish members of the AfD would call itself Jews in the AfD (JAfD), said Wolfgang Fuhl, chairman of a southern German branch of the far-right anti-migrant party. The Alternative for Germany (AfD) has opposition seats in 14 regional state assemblies and Germany's federal Bundestag parliament.
Fuhl said 2017 federal parliamentary candidate Vera Kosova, who last year contested a seat near Stuttgart, had been elected as chairperson of the JAfD to be based in Berlin. He himself would be its deputy.
Inclusion, said Fuhl, was dependent on the member already belonging to the AfD, which he described as a "pro-Israeli party," and having ethnic or religious affiliation to Judaism.