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

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'

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

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 exhibited on a central Vienna street defaced with swastikas.Ben Ariel, 5/23/2019, 5:36 AM

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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'

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

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

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

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

"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

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 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 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