‘Sneaky Jew’ comment lands German Left Party’s local leader in hot water

Mekan Kolasinac, the chairman of the Left Party, known for its anti-Israel views, branded the party’s federal head, Bernd Riexinger, a “sneaky Jew” in a Facebook post.

The lawmaker confirmed to the Saarbrücker Zeitung newspaper that he had made the anti-Jewish remark, but that he regretted it.  According to Kolasinac, the remark was a mistake and he had initially wanted to write “Judas” instead of “Jew.” Kolasinac later apologized for the gaffe on his Facebook page, addressing his “Jewish friends.”