Austrian President warns against extremism on pogrom anniversary

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen warns against scapegoating, incitement and exclusion on 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht.Elad Benari, 11/9/2018, 2:33 AM

Activists call for 'Hitler balcony' in Vienna to be destroyed

Activists calling for balcony on the front of Vienna's town hall to be destroyed because it is where Adolf Hitler gave a speech in 1938.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2018, 4:31 AM

Austrian Chancellor: Israel's security is our interest

Sebastian Kurz stresses his country's commitment to Israel's security, explains why embassy relocation is not on the agenda at the moment.Elad Benari, 10/14/2018, 5:26 AM

German court approves Iranian diplomat extradition

Diplomatic immunity did not apply in case because diplomat was on holiday in Germany at time of arrest.Mordechai Sones, 10/1/2018, 7:45 PM

Renowned Austrian Jewish photographer Erich Lessing dies at 95

Renowned Jewish photographer who documented key moments of postwar European history and lived in Israel after Hitler took power dies at 95.AFP, 8/29/2018, 6:50 PM

Austria rejects asylum applicant: "Too girlish"

The 27-year-old Iraqi was told that his behavior was “not authentic” and that he was acting “like a girl” in a way that was not believable.Guy Cohen, 8/24/2018, 5:46 PM

'Waldheim's waltz' - from Nazi officer to Austrian president

An award-winning documentary revives Waldheim's presidential campaign and the facts that came to light about his Nazi past.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 7/30/2018, 12:16 AM

Austrian Vice Chancellor calls to ban shechitah

Interior Minister and Freedom Party leader calls to ban all ritual slaughter, whether Jewish or Muslim.JTA, 7/24/2018, 10:15 PM

Turkish man beats Jews in front of kosher shop in Vienna

24-year-old man attacks Jews in front of kosher restaurant in Austria capital before assaulting woman.David Rosenberg, 7/19/2018, 10:39 PM

Austrian state mulls banning kosher meat sales to non-Jews

Plan to limit sales of kosher meat to individuals listed by Austrian state as Jewish sparks outrage.JTA, 7/18/2018, 7:48 AM

'There were also many murderers among us'

Austrian parliament chairman visits Knesset wearing skullcap, admits his countrymen were 'not only victims of the Nazis'.Mordechai Sones, 7/16/2018, 9:56 PM

Israel museum reunites rings Freud used to bind students

Rings bestowed by Sigmund Freud upon his disciples brought together for the first time at Israel Museum in Jerusalem.Jonah Mandel, AFP, 7/12/2018, 7:46 PM

Austrian Chancellor denounces calls for Israel's destruction

Austrian Chancellor says during meeting with Iranian President that calling for Israel’s destruction is “absolutely unacceptable”.Elad Benari, 7/5/2018, 6:14 AM

'Austria is committed to Israel's security'

Chancellor Kurz meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem, vows to fight anti-Semitism at home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2018, 2:44 PM

Threats to Austrian chancellor over mosque closures

Austrian government decision to close seven mosques, expel 60 imams leads to wave of death threats to Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.Mordechai Sones, 6/12/2018, 12:12 PM

Austria: We took too long to admit our role in Holocaust

Chancellor of Austria says his country waited too long to 'be honest' about its involvement 'as a perpetrator' in the Holocaust.David Rosenberg, 6/12/2018, 10:14 AM

Austrian chancellor arrives in Israel, visits Yad Vashem

Sebastian Kurz visits Western Wall, Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, signs agreement with museum opening access to Austrian archives.JTA, 6/10/2018, 10:53 PM

Austria to expel 40 imans, close 7 mosques

Mosques run by Turkish umbrella group to be shuttered in crackdown on 'political Islam' in Austria.'Gary Willig, 6/8/2018, 10:33 AM

Austria condemns rocket attacks on Israel

Austrian government spokesman says rocket fire from Gaza must stop immediately.Elad Benari, 5/30/2018, 5:37 AM

Will Europe deploy soldiers to guard against African migration?

Austrian Chancellor Kurz proposes to send European border guards to stop illegal migrants, send them back to their home countries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2018, 10:57 AM

PA recalls envoys to 4 European nations

PA representatives to Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Austria recalled after their ambassadors attend reception for new US embassy.AFP, 5/16/2018, 3:12 PM

Austrian authorities pressured to halt annual pro-Nazi gathering

'Austria should know better than to allow event featuring fascist symbols unchallenged year after year.'JTA, 5/9/2018, 2:12 AM

Austrian Chancellor to visit Israel

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announces June visit to Israel, where he will meet Holocaust survivors.Ben Ariel, 5/7/2018, 5:13 AM

Austrian ambassador to visit Knesset despite ban

MK Amir Peretz says Austrian ambassador to Israel to attend Knesset discussion despite ban by Foreign Ministry.Gary Willig, 4/15/2018, 8:59 PM

Nazi-looted drawings to be returned to heirs of Holocaust victim

New York court rules that two Nazi-looted drawings by Austrian painter must be returned to the heirs of an Austrian Holocaust victim.Arutz Sheva Staff and JTA, 4/11/2018, 3:37 AM

Austrian diplomat summoned from Israel over 'Nazi' shirt

Austrian Foreign Ministry summons attache who posted photo of himself wearing a Nazi shirt.AFP, 3/21/2018, 2:16 PM

Holocaust survivor: No one wanted to take the Jews back

Holocaust survivor Marko Feingold, 104, recalls the Anschluss, his time in concentration camps, and the post-war experience.AFP, 3/17/2018, 8:00 PM

Austrian chancellor decries anti-Semitism

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz acknowledges his country’s “shame” at its Holocaust legacy.JTA, 3/15/2018, 10:09 PM

Four injured in knife attacks in Vienna

Three people injured in a knife attack on the streets of Vienna, with the attacker possibly injuring a fourth nearby.Ben Ariel, 3/8/2018, 12:09 AM

Austrian Jewish leader: Anti-Semitism audit is ‘worthless’

Far-right party’s anti-Semitism audit ‘worthless,’ President of European Jewish Congress says.JTA, 2/28/2018, 5:52 PM

Documentary about Kurt Waldheim’s Nazi past wins big in Berlin

'The Waldheim Waltz,' a film about efforts to uncover truth about former UN Secretary General's past wins top prize at Berlin film festival.JTA, 2/26/2018, 7:14 PM

Jewish students disrupt Austrian Cabinet minister’s speech

Jewish students in Vienna protest inclusion in Austrian government of party founded by former Nazis.JTA, 2/21/2018, 8:17 PM

Netanyahu meets Austrian Chancellor

Netanyahu says Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz promised to change his country's voting patterns at the UN.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/16/2018, 9:29 PM

Israeli MK to meet Austrian vice chancellor

Likud MK Yehuda Glick plans meeting with Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, says he received green light from authorities.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2018, 3:26 PM

Man arrested for shouting Nazi slogans at chief rabbi of Vienna

49-year-old man arrested for making Nazi salute, shouting pro-Hitler slogans at Chief Rabbi of Vienna and his grandson.JTA, 1/28/2018, 3:24 PM

Kurz says Austria bears 'responsibility' for Holocaust

Austrian Chancellor Kurz admits country's role in Holocaust, promises to fight anti-Semitism.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2018, 12:02 AM

'Punish author of anti-Semitic fraternity song'

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz urges punishment for authors of anti-Semitic poem that appeared in a fraternity’s songbook.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2018, 5:44 AM

Austria far-right under pressure over Nazi songbook

Austrian candidate Udo Landbauer serves as deputy chair of fraternity responsible for publishing anti-Semitic songs.AFP, 1/24/2018, 10:57 AM

Holocaust Historian indicts Austria on looted Jewish property

In Austrian jail, Holocaust historian indicts the country for how it handles looted Jewish property. Freud's daughter Anna received $80 in the 1950s for an estate stolen from her family. Cnaan Liphshiz, 1/24/2018, 5:35 AM

Immigrants in Austria: Judaism is harmful to the world

Survey of immigrants in radical bastion of Graz, Austria - most of them Afghans - finds 54.5% believe Jews only care about themselves.Guy Cohen, 1/23/2018, 8:16 AM

Austrian Jews to boycott Shoah memorial if FP ministers attend

Jewish leader says community will not attend Austria's Holocaust memorial ceremony if lawmakers from far-right Freedom Party are present.JTA, 1/16/2018, 8:57 PM

Austrian police fine students for waving Israeli flags

Austrian police detain, fine, Jewish students who were attacked for holding Israeli flags during an anti-Israel demonstration.Haim Lev, 1/11/2018, 10:38 AM

New Austrian Chancellor vows to fight anti-Semitism

New Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says his government will fight anti-Semitism in all its forms.Ben Ariel, 12/21/2017, 5:16 AM

Israel to limit contact with Freedom Party-led ministries

Israeli Foreign Ministry announces contacts with far-right Austrian party which will become part of new government will be kept to a minimumJTA, 12/18/2017, 10:57 PM

Austrian government treats Israel as Jewish state for first time

New government platform, headed by conservative Chancellor Kurtz, includes clear reference to Jewish character of State of Israel.Mordechai Sones, 12/17/2017, 10:45 AM

Watch: Near disaster at Austrian airport

Passenger plane nearly crashes at Salzburg airport as heavy winds turn plane on its side.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2017, 11:47 AM

Subway art in memory of Holocaust victims

Vienna subway remembers city’s little-known apartment concentration camps.JTA, 10/21/2017, 10:39 PM

Austrian election winner: 'Zero tolerance' for anti-Semitism

Sebastian Kurz says he will demand a clear stance against anti-Semitism from potential coalition partners in government he's set to form.AFP, 10/17/2017, 12:55 PM

Netanyahu congratulates Austrian Chancellor-elect

Netanyahu phone Austrian Chancellor-elect Sebastian Kurz, invites him to visit Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/17/2017, 4:42 AM

WJC concerned over rise of far-right Austrian party

World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder says Austrian Freedom Party is like neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic parties in other EU nations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/16/2017, 7:52 PM

European Rabbis welcome new Austrian Chancelor

Conference of European Rabbis hopes Austrian government will protect freedom of religion despite rise of far-right party in polls.Gary Willig, 10/16/2017, 12:14 AM

Far-right party places second in Austrian national elections

Jewish groups call on largest party after Austrian elections to form government without the second largest party, the extreme Freedom Party.JTA, 10/15/2017, 8:45 PM

Austria's 'burqa ban' goes into effect

Austrian law that forbids any kind of full-face covering comes into force.Elad Benari, 10/2/2017, 5:16 AM

Austria bans burqas, other face coverings

Austria becomes fifth European country to ban Muslim head coverings in public, also bans scarves, masks, and clown paint.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/28/2017, 12:54 PM

Austrian chancellor's secret Israeli adviser revealed

Chancellor Christian Kern's 'spin-doctor' revealed to be none other than former Jewish Home campaign strategist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/1/2017, 11:17 AM

Austrian soccer fan sent to prison over Nazi salute

Austrian soccer fan given an 18-month prison sentence for a Hitler salute during a match.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/23/2017, 5:36 AM

Austria sentences Hamas terrorist to life in prison

Hamas terrorist released in exchange for Gilad Shalit given life sentence by Austrian court after plotting grenade attacks in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 7/31/2017, 3:03 PM