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Likud sends support to anti-Islam Wilders while courting Islamists at home

Likud sends support to anti-Islam Wilders while courting Islamists at home

Likud has sent a letter of support to Dutch anti-Muslim politician Geert Wilders, even while Top Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can non-public the support of the Islamist social gathering Ra’am (United Arab Checklist) to dwell in location of job.

Michael Kleiner, president of Likud’s court docket, and Eli Vered Hazan, its director of distant places affairs, sent a letter to Wilders final week, commending his “courageous marketing campaign.”

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“Being attacked so vehemently by your competitors and but staying the form of considerable force to your parliament is an astonishing achievement,” the letter reads. “Would possibly per chance per chance per chance it also encourage your social gathering as a springboard for the long term.”

Kleiner and Hazan signed the letter as Wilder’s “devoted friends and followers.”

Wilders tweeted his thanks in Hebrew and English and said he would truly like to search the advice of with Israel later this 300 and sixty five days.

The letter to Wilders used to be dated April 12, the identical day on which the Dutch lawmaker tweeted: “Stop Islam. Stop Ramadan. Freedom. No Islam.”

The tweet featured a video that said: “Islam would now not belong within the Netherlands.”

Wilders has constructed a profession on opposing Islam within the Netherlands. He has when compared Islam to Nazism and the Koran to Mein Kampf, attempting to make a selection up to non-public it banned.

On Sunday, Kleiner said he used to be no longer responsive to the video against Ramadan.

“Now we non-public had ties with [Wilders] for quite a lot of years, and we congratulated him on his achievement within the election,” Kleiner said. “He’s a chum of Israel who supports all pro-Israel initiatives within the Dutch parliament and supports our simply to the Land of Israel.”

The finest home wherein he totally is of the same opinion with Wilders is on Israel, Kleiner said, adding that he used to be no longer endorsing the Dutch politician broadly.

“If he says he’s against celebrating Ramadan, then I disagree with him,” he said. “I’m for freedom of faith. Everyone ought to be able to celebrate their holidays, in Israel and in Europe.”

Kleiner praised Ra’am for being willing to sit in or support a governing coalition in step with agreements on civil matters.

Netanyahu is in negotiations to originate but every other government and has idea of forming a minority coalition with initiate air support from Ra’am. Nonetheless, the Non secular Zionist Occasion, which is in Netanyahu’s bloc, refuses to sit with the Islamist social gathering.

Hazan on Sunday said he disagrees with Wilders’ positions on Muslims but supports him for being pro-Israel.

“I don’t love his opinions against Muslims,” he said. “Nonetheless on the assorted hand, in Holland, a social gathering… referred to as D66 [rose in strength, and it] is pro-Palestinian, and Wilders supports Israel,” Hazan said. “Here’s our manner of claiming thanks.”

D66 came in 2nd location within the Dutch general election final month, with 24 seats within the Netherlands’ Home of Representatives. Wilder’s Occasion for Freedom received 17 seats.

D66 chief Sigrid Kaag is married to a Palestinian, Anis al-Qaq, who used to be a deputy minister beneath Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian representative to Switzerland, in accordance to Haaretz, Hazan said. Kaag is a steady legitimate for UNRWA, the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees.

MK Ahmed Tibi (Joint Checklist) shared the Likud’s letter on twitter, saying: “Here’s the identical Likud led by Netanyahu who courted Arab votes and is composed continuing. As we said…it’s non eternal.”

Officials within the Muslim world replied angrily to Wilder’s anti-Ramadan tweet.

Pakistani President Imran Khan referred to as for “Western governments who non-public outlawed any negative speak on the Holocaust to voice the identical requirements to penalize those deliberately spreading their message of hate against Muslims by abusing our Prophet.”

Wilders has a “racist and fascist mind,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Occasion spokesman said, adding that “enemies of Islam also hate migrants, sad other folks, needy other folks and foreigners.”

Likud sends support to anti-Islam Wilders while courting Islamists at home