Dutch Jewish lobby group CIDI has criticised Geert Wilders for 'compromising his principles' for working with anti-semitic parties such as France's Front National and Austria's FPÖ.

CIDI director Esther Voet told the Telegraaf it is worrying that Wilders has changed his position. 'He has always said he will not join up with the extreme right but now this is happening,' she said. 'It is a slippery slope.'

Wilders has always taken a strongly pro-Israel line and has good contacts with Jewish groups in the US. He is thought to raise considerable funding from Israel.

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