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Austria Recalls Embassy Employee From Israel For Nazi T-Shirt Social Media Posting

Old and busted: Consulate worker in Israel smuggling guns to palestinians.

New hotness: Embassy worker in Israel wearing a Nazi t-shirt.

They can sure pick ’em!

Austria’s foreign ministry has recalled an employee of its embassy in Israel after an Austrian weekly said he posted a picture of himself on social media wearing a T-shirt bearing the name of a Nazi tank division.

The Falter weekly published a screenshot of the attache’s Facebook page which shows him in a green shirt with the words “stand your ground” and “Frundsberg.” Frundsberg was a German Waffen SS armored division during World War Two.

The attache, Juergen-Michael Kleppich, is a member of the far-right Freedom Party, which is a junior partner in Austria’s coalition government. He was sent to Tel Aviv in December to help out at the embassy for a few months, Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told radio station ORF on Wednesday.

https://twitter.com/sanddrn/status/976232611591966721

If his mission was truly to “help out at the embassy”, he was DOING IT ALL WRONG!

By the way, this is not Kleppich’s first Nazi social media post : he reportedly previously posted a photo of his grandfather in a Nazi uniform, complete with swastika.

I just wish he had tried to act like a Nazi while walking around Israel. I doubt he would be standing his ground – or even be left standing – then.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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