The Green Party has had hardcore anti-Israeli sentiments within its ranks, which have frequently spilled over into anti-Semitism. A leading Green deputy, Hans-Christian Ströbele, justified rocket attacks on the Jewish state during the First Gulf War in 1991 as a “logical, almost compelling consequence of Israel’s politics.”
When asked about Ströbele’s comments, Schmitz, the Green Party spokesman, said Ströbele believes in “Israel’s right to exist.”
A 2006 study commissioned by the Social Democratic Friedrich Ebert Foundation reported that 9.4 percent of Green Party supporters hold anti-Semitic views.
Between 1998 and 2005, the Green Party and the Social Democratic Party controlled the Federal government, and the Green Party ran the Foreign Ministry. A leading Green Party politician, Jürgen Trittin, advocates that the German government jump-start formal negotiations with Hamas and Hizbullah.
Jerusalem Post, 7/13/2009