'Nazi hunter' would support Le Pen's party in France

Politics

Serge Klarsfeld, a lawyer who became known as a Nazi hunter, has caused a stir in France with his comments on Marine Le Pen's National Rally.

In an interview on the LCI television channel on Saturday, Klarsfeld said with a view to the upcoming parliamentary elections that he would not vote for the French left-wing party La France Insoumise (LFI) but for the right-wing National Rally (RN) in the event of a run-off.

The 88-year-old explained that the National Rally had changed and was now on the side of the Jews.

Klarsfeld has held this position for some time.

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The RN supports the Jews and the state of Israel, and in this respect he would vote in favour of a pro-Jewish party, Klarsfeld explained.

At the same time, however, he said that he would vote as usual for a centrist party in the upcoming election in his constituency.

France's Left Party, which is currently pursuing a decidedly pro-Palestinian course in light of the Gaza war, accused Klarsfeld of being "decidedly anti-Jewish".

Other parties, such as the Socialists, are also accusing the Left Party of anti-Semitism.

The party's stance on the Gaza war was the reason for the break-up of a left-wing alliance in the National Assembly.

Nevertheless, the progressive parties now want to contest the elections with a left-wing alliance once again.

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