Isaac Herzog, the chairman of the opposition, told i24news that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was seeking the approval of the alt-right movement in the US.

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MK Isaac Herzog, the chairman of the opposition, says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pandering to the alt-right in the United States.

In an interview with i24news, Herzog brought up two recent examples for his claim – one being Netanyahu’s call to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in which he suggested that anti-Semitism exists on both sides of the German political spectrum, and the other being Netanyahu’s failure to condemn his son’s use of an anti-Semitic caricature on Facebook.

Netanyahu’s remark to Merkel that he was worried about anti-Semitism on the left and right in Germany was “in a way blinking to the extreme right, the alt-right,” Herzog said. “I think one needs to be very careful, it’s playing with fire.”

“It’s exactly like he didn’t condemn his son’s tweet and caricature which used anti-Semitic motifs of the KKK, two weeks before,” Herzog added.