Via The Local:
The head of the German Jewish community said the rise of the right-wing populist and anti-migrant AfD party was "frightening", ahead of a key state election Sunday.
The Alternative for Germany party is polling above 20 percent in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, where Chancellor Angela Merkel has her electoral seat.
Support for the AfD in the state is at a similar level to Merkel'sconservative CDU and just behind the centre-left Social Democrats.
"The voters aren't realising they are voting for a party that doesn't want to distance itself from the far-right spectrum," president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Josef Schuster told AFP Friday.
The AfD, which gained support when Germany took in a huge influx of refugees, "offers just slogans, no solutions", said Schuster.