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

Austria convicts Palestinian Arab over incitement

Austrian jury convicts Palestinian Arab who incited fellow radicals to kill Jews in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 7/25/2017, 4:46 AM

Israel urged to follow Austria's example

Following Austrian discovery of anti-Muslim rape solution, Israel is urged to imitate their success. Commentary.Mordechai Sones, 7/23/2017, 2:55 PM

Austrian town implements ingenious solution to Muslim rape

Swimming pool posts signs telling men to stay out of women's dressing room and urging: 'No Groping.'Mordechai Sones, 7/23/2017, 11:39 AM

Austrian court upholds expropriation of Hitler's home

Austria's highest court rules in favor of government expropriation of house where Nazi leader was born.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/1/2017, 1:33 AM

Austrian court hears arguments on Hitler's home

Lawyer for the owner of Hitler's former home argues the Austrian government does not have the right to take possession of the property.Ben Ariel, 6/23/2017, 6:34 AM

Austria bans burqa in public places

Austrian Parlaiment says no to burqas in government offices, schools, workplaces; approves laws to fight Islamic extremism.Nissan Tzur, 6/11/2017, 7:01 AM

Austria to ban burqas starting October

New Austrian legislation will ban the full-face Islamic veil in public places starting October 1.Ben Ariel, Canada, 6/10/2017, 12:55 AM

Austria tries to mediate between Netanyahu, German FM

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern unsuccessfully tries to solve row between Netanyahu and German Foreign Minister.Elad Benari, 4/26/2017, 12:03 AM

Austrian woman found guilty of Holocaust denial

Self-described 'Hitlerine' convicted after accusing Facebook post on Holocaust of 'spreading lies'.JTA, 2/20/2017, 9:54 AM

Austrian chancellor praises resistance to Nazism

Austria’s chancellor praises nation’s railway company workers for resistance to Nazism during Holocaust.JTA, 2/15/2017, 4:59 AM

Hitler lookalike arrested in Austria

Man who dressed as Nazi leader arrested in Austria on charges of glorifying the Nazi era.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/14/2017, 6:13 AM

Austria announces Muslim face veil ban

Austria’s coalition government announces plan to ban Muslim face-covering veils.Ben Ariel, 2/1/2017, 5:13 AM

Owner of Hitler's home challenges government in court

Owner of the house where Nazi leader was born challenges government's right to take possession of the property.Ben Ariel, 1/31/2017, 4:15 AM

Germany arrests terror suspect linked to Austrian terror suspect

German police arrest a man accused of having ties to a suspected Islamic extremist captured in Austria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2017, 4:40 AM

Austria arrests suspected terrorist

Austrian armed commandos arrest man suspected of planning a terrorist attack in Vienna.Ben Ariel, Canada, 1/20/2017, 10:48 PM

Auschwitz museum appeals for personal SS documents

Director of Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum appeals to Germans and Austrians to donate documents related to the SS staff of the camp.JTA, 1/19/2017, 2:29 AM

Austrian minister calls for Islamic headscarf ban

Austria's Foreign Affairs Minister says public servants, including school teachers, should be banned from wearing the Islamic headscarf.Nissan Tzur, 1/9/2017, 4:03 AM

Russia's chief rabbi meets head of Austria's Freedom Party

Rabbis in Vienna condemn the chief rabbi of Russia for meeting the head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party.JTA, 12/28/2016, 4:26 AM

Austria arrests Moroccan on suspicion of planning an attack

Austria arrests a 25-year-old asylum seeker from Morocco on suspicion of planning an attack in the city of Salzburg.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2016, 6:41 AM

Austrian government to seize Hitler's home

Austrian lawmakers vote to dispossess home where Nazi leader was born.Ben Ariel, 12/16/2016, 6:45 AM

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to return Nazi-looted painting

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will return a Nazi-looted painting to the heirs of its original Jewish owner, completing a two-year process.Ben Ariel, 12/13/2016, 3:38 AM

Austria's far-right concedes election defeat

Norbert Hofer of the Austrian Freedom Party concedes defeat to Alexander Van der Bellen in presidential election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/5/2016, 12:09 AM

Austrian film registry races to preserve early anti-Nazi film

Experts race to keep from losing "The City Without Jews" again - this time from decay.AFP, 12/1/2016, 7:33 AM

Austria: Jewish cemetery cleaned up on Catholic holiday

The Waehringer Cemetery in Vienna is cleaned up every year on All Souls' Day.Cnaan Liphshiz, 11/3/2016, 1:47 AM

House where Hitler was born to be demolished

The Austrian Interior minister announced that the house where Hitler was born will be demolished.Yoel Domb, 10/17/2016, 8:37 PM

Austrian teen jihadists given custodial terms

Three Austrian teenagers given custodial terms for trying to join ISIS jihadists in Syria.Ben Ariel, 10/14/2016, 5:45 AM

2 injured in Austria stabbing attack

Man, identified as 60-year-old 'mentally confused' German national, stabs two people on a train in near Austrian-Swiss border.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/16/2016, 12:29 PM

Austria extradites two suspected terrorists to France

Austria extradites two men thought to be connected to the terrorists who carried out Paris attacks in November.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/29/2016, 11:44 PM

Austrian Jewish leaders deny normalization with far-right party

Austrian Jewish leadership says that contrary to reports it will continue shunning the far-right Freedom Party.JTA, 6/9/2016, 1:03 PM

Austrian mass shooter was a neo-Nazi

'Gregor S.' opened fire on a rock concert Sunday, killing two and wounding eleven.Tova Dvorin, 5/24/2016, 7:03 PM

Austria: Far-right narrowly loses presidential race

Initial results suggest far-left candidate Alexander Van der Bellen has won Austrian election, beating out Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer.David Rosenberg, 5/23/2016, 5:28 PM

Austria presidential candidate under fire for Temple Mount story

Anti-Islam party's presidential candidate hits back after being accused of lying about seeing terrorist shot on Temple Mount.JTA, 5/22/2016, 3:23 PM

Austria: Far-right makes historic win in presidential race

Anti-immigration candidate handily takes round 1, as candidates of governing parties lose for first time since 1945.Ari Yashar, 4/24/2016, 9:05 PM

Austria to seize Hitler home amid anti-Semitism spike

Hitler's birthplace in Branau am Inn has become a neo-Nazis haunt, officials say.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/10/2016, 10:12 AM

Austria partially returns Nazi-looted art to Jews

Famous Viennese museum returns 2 and keeps 3 paintings to descendant of owner, after she struggled two decades for justice.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2016, 4:42 PM