Austria breaks ground for new Holocaust memorial

Austria breaks ground for new Holocaust memorial

The new memorial is being erected in Vienna's central Ostarrichi Park.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2020, 6:23 AM
PJ Library to launch in German

PJ Library to launch in German

'A wonderful opportunity to teach children basic Jewish values and traditions,' German Jewish leader says.Joe Baur, JTA, 6/19/2020, 8:22 AM
Hitler's birth home to turn into a police station

Hitler's birth home to turn into a police station

Austrian officials unveil plans to "neutralize" Nazi leader's birth house.Elad Benari, 6/3/2020, 12:03 AM
Austrian parliament resolution calls for action against Hezbollah

Austrian parliament resolution calls for action against Hezbollah

Israel welcomes decision by the Austrian parliament calling for measures against the Hezbollah terrorist organization.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2020, 11:03 AM
World leaders welcome Israel's new government

World leaders welcome Israel's new government

PM Netanyahu and alternate PM Gantz receive greetings over new government from Europe, the US and even India.Nitsan Keidar, 5/18/2020, 12:10 AM
Austria to allow bars and restaurants to reopen on May 15

Austria to allow bars and restaurants to reopen on May 15

Austria, which took early action to curb spread of coronavirus, to further loosen its lockdown.Ben Ariel, 4/22/2020, 4:08 AM
Austrian ministers to forego a month's salary amid pandemic

Austrian ministers to forego a month's salary amid pandemic

Austrian government announces ministers will donate their April salaries to organizations involved in the fight against COVID-19.Elad Benari, 4/21/2020, 6:17 AM
Austrian shops reopen as coronavirus lockdown is loosened

Austrian shops reopen as coronavirus lockdown is loosened

Austria becomes one of the first countries in Europe to loosen lockdown imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/15/2020, 12:07 AM
Austria could ease lockdown measures starting next week

Austria could ease lockdown measures starting next week

Austrian Chancellor says coronavirus lockdown measures could be eased starting April 14.Elad Benari, 4/7/2020, 6:24 AM
Austrian Chancellor: We took coronavirus seriously thanks to Netanyahu

Austrian Chancellor: We took coronavirus seriously thanks to Netanyahu

Austrian Chancellor in interview with Israeli TV: Conversation with Netnayahu caused us to take the coronavirus issue more seriously.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2020, 4:16 AM
Austrian Chancellor: Netanyahu convinced me to act against coronavirus

Austrian Chancellor: Netanyahu convinced me to act against coronavirus

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says PM Netanyahu urged him to take preventive measures to combat COVID-19.Nitsan Keidar, 3/22/2020, 6:24 AM
 2 youths attack Austrian Jewish teen wearing Star of David ring

2 youths attack Austrian Jewish teen wearing Star of David ring

16-year-old hospitalized after anti-Semitic in Austrian city of Gratz.Toby Axelrod/JTA, 3/9/2020, 9:08 PM
Austria rejects BDS

Austria rejects BDS

Austrian parliament passes resolution rejecting BDS movement and all forms of anti-Semitism.Elad Benari, 2/28/2020, 3:06 AM
Leading Austrian politician: 'Israel is not treated like any other country'

Leading Austrian politician: 'Israel is not treated like any other country'

The President of the Austrian National Council declares that Austrians "will not avoid responsibility" and commits to fighting antisemitism.Nitsan Keidar, Poland, 1/21/2020, 3:31 AM
Austria's Sebastian Kurz agrees to form coalition with Greens

Austria's Sebastian Kurz agrees to form coalition with Greens

Leader of Austria's Conservatives agrees to form a coalition government with the Greens after almost three months of negotiations.Ben Ariel, 1/2/2020, 1:01 AM
Austria foils attempt to attack Vienna Christmas market

Austria foils attempt to attack Vienna Christmas market

Austrian authorities arrest three men who plotted a series of terror attacks, including a bombing at one of Vienna's Christmas markets.Elad Benari, 12/17/2019, 5:14 AM
Hitler's childhood home to turn into police headquarters

Hitler's childhood home to turn into police headquarters

After lengthy legal battle, building where Hitler spent the first few months of his life will be turned into a regional police headquarters.Elad Benari, 11/20/2019, 6:24 AM
'Israel has every right to defend itself'

'Israel has every right to defend itself'

Former Austrian Chancellor expresses support for Israel amid rocket fire from Gaza.Elad Benari, 11/13/2019, 5:56 AM
Report: 5 injured in explosion near Austrian airport

Report: 5 injured in explosion near Austrian airport

5 reportedly injured, 2 seriously, in blast at garbage disposal facility near Linz airport in Austria. Police: No indication of terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2019, 12:46 PM
Austrian conservative leader to win parliamentary election

Austrian conservative leader to win parliamentary election

Sebastian Kurz has in the past expressed support for Israel and vowed to combat anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 9/29/2019, 7:39 PM
Oldest Austrian Holocaust survivor dies at 106

Oldest Austrian Holocaust survivor dies at 106

Marko Feingold, who survived Auschwitz, dies in Salzburg after lung infection.Arutz Sheva North America Staff and AFP, 9/21/2019, 12:50 AM
Austria to grant citizenship to descendants of Nazi victims

Austria to grant citizenship to descendants of Nazi victims

Waving ban on dual citizenship and residency requirements, Austria to offer citizenship to descendants of refugees who fled Austria.AFP, 9/20/2019, 11:05 AM
Austria concerned by radical Islamic terrorism

Austria concerned by radical Islamic terrorism

Austrian intelligence report finds that radical Islamic terrorism is still the number one security issue in the country.Elad Benari, 8/16/2019, 4:38 AM
'I'm convinced you will continue the fight against BDS'

'I'm convinced you will continue the fight against BDS'

Minister Gilad Erdan hosts former Austrian chancellor at the base of the Yamam counter-terrorism unit of the Israel Police.Ben Ariel, 7/11/2019, 4:40 AM
Photos of Holocaust survivors on Vienna street vandalized again

Photos of Holocaust survivors on Vienna street vandalized again

For third time, photographs of Holocaust survivors exhibited on Vienna street vandalized.Marcy Oster, JTA, 5/28/2019, 7:29 AM
Photos of Holocaust survivors defaced in Vienna

Photos of Holocaust survivors defaced in Vienna

Photos of Holocaust survivors exhibited on a central Vienna street defaced with swastikas.Ben Ariel, 5/23/2019, 5:36 AM
Austria bans students from wearing burqas

Austria bans students from wearing burqas

Austrian government approves bill banning wearing of Islamic head covering in public by students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2019, 8:15 PM
Ten Commandments for Muslim immigrants to Austria

Ten Commandments for Muslim immigrants to Austria

Austrian authorities intend to present social contract to all wishing to immigrate to country. Among items: Learn German, obey Austrian law.Mordechai Sones, 5/13/2019, 3:53 PM
Troubling Holocaust knowledge and awareness survey

Troubling Holocaust knowledge and awareness survey

New survey by the Claims Conference finds gaps in Holocaust knowledge in Austria. More than one-third feel Nazism could come to power again.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2019, 6:00 AM
One third of Austrians believe that Israelis behave like Nazis

One third of Austrians believe that Israelis behave like Nazis

One statement submitted interviewees was: “Israelis treat the Palestinians fundamentally no different than the Germans treated the Jews in the Second World War.” Thirty four percent of Austrians agreed,Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 4/10/2019, 7:00 AM
Austrian survey shows anti-Semitism more common among Muslims

Austrian survey shows anti-Semitism more common among Muslims

Austria’s Muslims twice as likely as non-Muslims to hold anti-Semitic views.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 3/23/2019, 9:20 PM
At UNESCO, Austria slams anti-Semitic Belgian carnival display

At UNESCO, Austria slams anti-Semitic Belgian carnival display

Austrian delegation at UN organization takes Belgian town to task for anti-Semitic parade display.Cnaan Lipshiz, JTA, 3/22/2019, 2:57 PM
Austria to pay $1.7 million for Hitler's home

Austria to pay $1.7 million for Hitler's home

Austrian court orders government to pay owner of the house where Nazi leader was born $1.7 million over a compulsory-purchase row.Nissan Tzur, 2/8/2019, 4:05 AM
Austrian President supports 'two-state solution'

Austrian President supports 'two-state solution'

Austrian President meets PA chairman, expresses support for a two-state solution.Elad Benari, 2/6/2019, 6:14 AM
'Austria bears joint responsibility for the Holocaust'

'Austria bears joint responsibility for the Holocaust'

Austrian president visits Jerusalem, discusses 'shared, painful' past, including his country's involvement in the Holocaust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2019, 10:42 PM
Watch: Austrian president visits the Western Wall

Watch: Austrian president visits the Western Wall

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen puts his wish in the Western Wall 'that I hope will come true one day for Jews and Austrians.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2019, 10:26 PM
Austrian Jews outraged at invitation to PA official

Austrian Jews outraged at invitation to PA official

PA official Hanan Ashrawi uses invitation to concert by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to accuse Israel of 'enslaving Palestinians.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2019, 9:44 PM
Legal battle over Hitler's birth home continues

Legal battle over Hitler's birth home continues

Lawyer representing former owner of Hitler's birth home in Austria seeks higher compensation after the government seized the property.Nissan Tzur, 12/30/2018, 3:58 AM
Austrian Chancellor condemns Rouhani's remarks on Israel

Austrian Chancellor condemns Rouhani's remarks on Israel

"Questioning Israel's right to exist is absolutely unacceptable," says Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.Elad Benari, 11/25/2018, 1:53 AM
Netanyahu: Anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are one and the same

Netanyahu: Anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are one and the same

Israeli premier praises Austrian chancellor for confronting anti-Semitism, as Austria hosts conference on anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2018, 2:42 PM
Austrian Chancellor: We're fully committed to Israel's security

Austrian Chancellor: We're fully committed to Israel's security

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz condemns ongoing rocket attacks from Gaza, calls for violence to stop immediately.Elad Benari, 11/13/2018, 5:05 AM
Austrian President warns against extremism on pogrom anniversary

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 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

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

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 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"

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

'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

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

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

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'

'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

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 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'

'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

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

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