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Watch: Belarusian sprinter seeking asylum in Austria

Watch: Belarusian sprinter seeking asylum in Austria

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya left for Vienna following reports of 'security concerns' over previous plan to travel to Poland.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2021 09:01
Austria joining eight others in boycotting upcoming Durban IV conference

Austria joining eight others in boycotting upcoming Durban IV conference

September event in NYC will mark 20th anniversary of original UN Durban conference, widely lambasted for its descent into anti-Semitism.Dan Verbin, 12/07/2021 19:19
Austrian soldier imprisoned for showing photos of swastika tattoo on testicle

Austrian soldier imprisoned for showing photos of swastika tattoo on testicle

29-year-old soldier in Austria gets 19 months in prion for posting pictures online of a Nazi tattoo on genitals.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 22/06/2021 07:25
Austrian Chancellor congratulates Israel's new government

Austrian Chancellor congratulates Israel's new government

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: Austria is committed to Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.Elad Benari, 14/06/2021 04:38
Austrian Chancellor thanks Netanyahu for COVID-19 warning

Austrian Chancellor thanks Netanyahu for COVID-19 warning

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz thanks PM Netanyahu for alerting him to the dangers of COVID-19, prompting him to take swift action.Elad Benari, 07/06/2021 05:14
Austria: Passenger beaten for complaining about Holocaust denial

Austria: Passenger beaten for complaining about Holocaust denial

Passenger on Austrian train punched repeatedly in the face after he asked fellow passengers to stop denying the Holocaust.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 27/05/2021 22:22
Iran's FM cancels visit to Austria over its support for Israel

Iran's FM cancels visit to Austria over its support for Israel

Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, cancels visit to Vienna over Austria's show of solidarity with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/05/2021 06:39
Anti-Israel protesters in Vienna chant about a massacre of Jews

Anti-Israel protesters in Vienna chant about a massacre of Jews

'Jews, the army of Muhammad is returning,' anti-Israel protesters chant in Austria.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 15/05/2021 20:33
Austria recognizes all of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization

Austria recognizes all of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization

Austria amends its Symbols Act to stipulate that all arms of Hezbollah are considered terrorist organizations.Elad Benari, Canada, 15/05/2021 01:09
Austria: 20% of anti-Semitic incidents perpetrated by Islamists

Austria: 20% of anti-Semitic incidents perpetrated by Islamists

Even with COVID-19 lockdowns, anti-Semitic incidents rise to record level in Austria.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 28/04/2021 08:17
Yizkor prayer for victims of the Holocaust in the heart of Vienna

Yizkor prayer for victims of the Holocaust in the heart of Vienna

Cantor Shmuel Barzilai recites prayer at Vienna memorial, during ceremony in remembrance of Austrian Jews. President Rivlin in attendance.Hezki Baruch, 17/03/2021 17:36
In Austrian anti-Semitism study, 31% of respondents made biased statements

In Austrian anti-Semitism study, 31% of respondents made biased statements

Nearly one-third of Austrians agree with statements signaling anti-Jewish bias, study finds - a massive drop compared to 3 years ago.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 16/03/2021 07:41
Rivlin to hold short visit to Europe

Rivlin to hold short visit to Europe

President Rivlin will hold meetings on the dangers of Hezbollah, the intensification of Iran’s nuclear project, and the ICC.Hezki Baruch, 16/03/2021 03:42
President Reuven Rivlin to discuss Iran nuclear project with European leaders

President Reuven Rivlin to discuss Iran nuclear project with European leaders

Israeli Pres. Rivlin accepts invitation to discuss Iran nuclear project, increased Hezbollah power, with three European presidents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/03/2021 15:42
Austrian chancellor: World looks at Israel with admiration

Austrian chancellor: World looks at Israel with admiration

PM meets with Austrian chancellor, Danish PM to discuss cooperation on production of second-generation coronavirus vaccines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/03/2021 18:52
Austria, Denmark to work with Israel on COVID vaccine production

Austria, Denmark to work with Israel on COVID vaccine production

2 EU countries announce they will not rely on EU for vaccine production, to work with Israel for second-generation COVID vaccines.Gary Willig, 02/03/2021 19:37
Austrian Chancellor and Danish Prime Minister to visit Israel

Austrian Chancellor and Danish Prime Minister to visit Israel

Austrian Chancellor says the visit will focus on medical cooperation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/02/2021 05:20
Austria presents strategy on fighting anti-Semitism

Austria presents strategy on fighting anti-Semitism

Plan includes improving protection of synagogues, improved education about Judaism and stricter prosecution of hate crimes.Elad Benari, 22/01/2021 06:14
Austria arrests two more suspects in connection with Vienna attack

Austria arrests two more suspects in connection with Vienna attack

Another two suspects arrested for alleged involvement in November 2 terrorist attack in Vienna.Elad Benari, 21/12/2020 05:03
Live PCR test in Parliament: Coca Cola tests COVID-19 positive

Live PCR test in Parliament: Coca Cola tests COVID-19 positive

Austrian MP administers COVID-19 PCR test to beverage Coca Cola in plenum before colleagues. Popular drink tests positive for COVID-19.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2020 19:22
Austrian court strikes down law banning headscarf

Austrian court strikes down law banning headscarf

Austria's constitutional court says law banning headscarf in primary schools is unconstitutional and discriminatory.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/12/2020 22:03
'Slaughter all Jews!'- Rabbi assaulted at knifepoint in Vienna

'Slaughter all Jews!'- Rabbi assaulted at knifepoint in Vienna

Woman brandishing knife attacks rabbi in Austria, calling for murder of Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/11/2020 11:41
Austrian Chancellor speaks to Netanyahu about second COVID-19 wave

Austrian Chancellor speaks to Netanyahu about second COVID-19 wave

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he and Israeli PM "had a good call" on how to best cope with second wave of COVID-19.Ben Ariel, 15/11/2020 23:34
Austria announces new coronavirus restrictions

Austria announces new coronavirus restrictions

Austria to shut down schools and non-essential shops in a bid to contain the second wave of COVID-19.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2020 06:48
Israel and countries of the world join forces to fight Covid-19

Israel and countries of the world join forces to fight Covid-19

PM Netanyahu participated in video conference of world leaders hosted by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.Yoni Kempinski, 10/11/2020 15:53
Rivlin: The virus of antisemitism is tougher than coronavirus

Rivlin: The virus of antisemitism is tougher than coronavirus

President Reuven Rivlin hosts event marking 82 years since Kristallnacht.Hezki Baruch, 10/11/2020 04:09
Vienna's head of anti-terror operations suspended

Vienna's head of anti-terror operations suspended

Head of anti-terror operations in Austrian capital suspended in wake of security lapses before Vienna terror attack.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 06/11/2020 21:47
8 people detained after Vienna attack had previous convictions

8 people detained after Vienna attack had previous convictions

Investigation into terror attack in Austrian capital extends to Switzerland and a second, unnamed country.Elad Benari, 06/11/2020 05:32
Vienna's terrorist ordeal this week is a reminder of past nightmares

Vienna's terrorist ordeal this week is a reminder of past nightmares

The enemies of Western civilisation respect neither borders nor politics. The peoples of Europe stand or fall together. Op-ed.Daniel Johnson, 05/11/2020 04:00
Austria concedes mistakes in handling Vienna attacker

Austria concedes mistakes in handling Vienna attacker

Slovakian intelligence informed Austria in July that Vienna terrorist tried to buy ammunition there.Elad Benari, 05/11/2020 03:36
PA condemns Vienna attack but also 'Israeli terrorism'

PA condemns Vienna attack but also 'Israeli terrorism'

PA issues strong condemnation of Vienna terrorist attack, but also condemned alleged Israeli terrorism against Palestinian people.Dalit Halevi, 04/11/2020 05:07
'The situation in Vienna is more stressful when you are a Jew'

'The situation in Vienna is more stressful when you are a Jew'

Yaakov Frenkel, member of the Jewish Council in Vienna, speaks about the terrorist attack and the implications for the city's Jews.Nitsan Keidar, 04/11/2020 04:33
President of Conference of European Rabbis: 'An attack on all Europeans'

President of Conference of European Rabbis: 'An attack on all Europeans'

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt says religious leaders should have to prove their loyalty to the European states where they reside.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/11/2020 11:41
Terrorist still at large in Vienna after five killed in shooting attacks

Terrorist still at large in Vienna after five killed in shooting attacks

Death toll in Vienna shooting rampage rises to five, including one of the terrorists. Manhunt underway for second terrorist.AFP, 03/11/2020 11:08
'We're still locked in our homes - it isn't over yet'

'We're still locked in our homes - it isn't over yet'

Jewish resident of Vienna relates: "We're not used to such things happening in Austria."103 FM, 03/11/2020 10:08
Jewish student from Vienna: It was really scary

Jewish student from Vienna: It was really scary

Illya Babkin, a Jewish student at the University of Vienna, tells Arutz Sheva about the deadly attack that took place near his home.Yonatan Gottlieb, 03/11/2020 02:03
'My feeling is the shooter did not look for a Jewish target'

'My feeling is the shooter did not look for a Jewish target'

Watch: Rabbi Aryeh Folger from Vienna speaks to Arutz Sheva following shooting attack in the Austrian capital.Yoni Kempinski, 03/11/2020 00:04
Vienna municipality moves to protect statue of mayor who accused Jews of ‘terrorism’

Vienna municipality moves to protect statue of mayor who accused Jews of ‘terrorism’

Vienna moves to protect statue of former mayor who made anti-Semitic comments and inspired Hitler, after statue was targeted by vandals.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 09/10/2020 14:58
Austria to triple its spending on Jewish community security

Austria to triple its spending on Jewish community security

Austrian government promises $4.7m to help secure Jewish community.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/09/2020 20:09
Vienna-born Israeli 84, becomes first Jew to reclaim Austrian citizenship under new law

Vienna-born Israeli 84, becomes first Jew to reclaim Austrian citizenship under new law

New law allows those persecuted by Nazi regime and direct descendants to obtain Austrian citizenship without giving up current passports.Marcy Oster - JTA, 07/09/2020 22:18
‘This will completely change Jewish life in Austria’

‘This will completely change Jewish life in Austria’

Thousands of Jews around the world are expected to apply for Austrian citizenship through new rules.Toby Axelrod/JTA, 01/09/2020 22:25
The rising Islamic terrorist threat in Austria strikes a synagogue

The rising Islamic terrorist threat in Austria strikes a synagogue

The migrant who attacked the synagogue was granted asylum in Austria.. He believed his religion gave him the right to attack Jews. Op-ed.Daniel Greenfield, 01/09/2020 00:44
Suspect arrested in assault on Austrian Jewish leader

Suspect arrested in assault on Austrian Jewish leader

Man accused of multiple anti-Semitic crimes in Graz, Austria arrested, following attack on Jewish community leader.AFP, 24/08/2020 09:39
WJC condemns attack on head of Austria’s Jewish community

WJC condemns attack on head of Austria’s Jewish community

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder: Such assault on Jews is becoming far too commonplace.Ben Ariel, 24/08/2020 04:02
Austria: Pres. of Graz Jewish community attacked with baseball bat

Austria: Pres. of Graz Jewish community attacked with baseball bat

Attack on leader of Jewish community comes days after community's only synagogue was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.Gary Willig, 23/08/2020 14:58
‘Free Palestine’ graffiti sprayed on Austrian synagogue

‘Free Palestine’ graffiti sprayed on Austrian synagogue

In Graz, city's only synagogue vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 22/08/2020 20:29
Austria to permit thousands of Israelis to receive citizenship

Austria to permit thousands of Israelis to receive citizenship

Israelis whose relatives fled Austria due to Nazi persecution will be able to obtain Austrian citizenship as of next month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/08/2020 06:22
Austria to create award named for Simon Wiesenthal

Austria to create award named for Simon Wiesenthal

Austrian parliament paves wave for creation of annual prize to promote fight against anti-Semitism.Toby Axelrod, JTA, 14/07/2020 07:15
Jewish gravestones from 17th century discovered during renovations of castle in Austria

Jewish gravestones from 17th century discovered during renovations of castle in Austria

Some 28 Jewish gravestones dating from the 17th century were discovered in the foundation of a wall built to protect a castle in Austria.Marcy Oster, JTA, 25/06/2020 07:45
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, 23/06/2020 06:23
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, 19/06/2020 08:22
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, 03/06/2020 00:03
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, 31/05/2020 11:03
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, 18/05/2020 00:10
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, 22/04/2020 04:08
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, 21/04/2020 06:17
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, 15/04/2020 00:07