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Austria imposes lockdown on the unvaccinated

Austria imposes lockdown on the unvaccinated

Austria's new chancellor announces new, selective lockdown, targeting people 12 and up who are not vaccinated against COVID.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/11/2021 20:09
Massive cache of weapons seized from alleged Austrian neo-Nazis

Massive cache of weapons seized from alleged Austrian neo-Nazis

Austrian police have arrested the owners of a massive cache of firearms, over a ton of ammunition, and a collection of Nazi memorabilia.Arutz Sheva Staff, Canada, 12/11/2021 21:23
Austria opens its first memorial listing names of Jews killed in the Holocaust

Austria opens its first memorial listing names of Jews killed in the Holocaust

Vienna public memorial lists the names of all 64,440 Austrian Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust.Dan Verbin, 09/11/2021 20:55
Israeli minister: 'COVID-19 became a weapon to weaponize Jews as scapegoat'

Israeli minister: 'COVID-19 became a weapon to weaponize Jews as scapegoat'

At Austria’s national Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Vienna, Diaspora Min. Nachman Shai warns against rising tide of anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/11/2021 13:42
Austrian chancellor: Israel's concerns on Iran are understandable

Austrian chancellor: Israel's concerns on Iran are understandable

Austria's new Chancellor, Alexander Schallenberg says negotiations with Iran only option to deal with country's nuclear program;Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/11/2021 08:33
Austria: Syrian man sent to jail for anti-Semitic attacks

Austria: Syrian man sent to jail for anti-Semitic attacks

Austrian court hands a 32-year-old Syrian a three-year jail term for vandalizing a synagogue and other anti-Semitic attacks.Elad Benari, 22/10/2021 05:33
28-year-old Austrian MP collapses during speech in parliament

28-year-old Austrian MP collapses during speech in parliament

MP Eva-Maria Holzleitner faints while giving speech at Austrian parliament.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 16:58
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz resigns

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz resigns

Austrian Chancellor steps down amidst several corruption investigations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/10/2021 20:48
Austrian Chancellor cancels visit to Israel

Austrian Chancellor cancels visit to Israel

The move follows reports that Sebastian Kurz has been questioned in recent days on suspicion of corruption.Elad Benari, 08/10/2021 04:00
Austria: Chancellor Kurz's office party raided by prosecutors

Austria: Chancellor Kurz's office party raided by prosecutors

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his party accused of bribery to get favorable polls published.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2021 19:01
New Austrian exhibit opens at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

New Austrian exhibit opens at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Exhibit revises original 1978 display to tell of the "involvement of Austrians as perpetrators and helpers in the crimes committed there."Dan Verbin, 04/10/2021 19:12
Saving lives - even while on vacation abroad

Saving lives - even while on vacation abroad

Israeli paramedic on vacation in Vienna saves woman's life after electric scooter accident.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/10/2021 12:36
40th anniversary of terror attack on Vienna synagogue commemorated

40th anniversary of terror attack on Vienna synagogue commemorated

1981 attack during bar mitzvah killed two congregants and wounded 18 others.Dan Verbin, 30/08/2021 17:36
Simon Wiesenthal Prize honors individuals fighting anti-Semitism

Simon Wiesenthal Prize honors individuals fighting anti-Semitism

New prize, created by the Austrian parliament, will also be awarded for a commitment to Holocaust education.Dan Verbin, 24/08/2021 18:05
Austrian town to remove memorial to three Waffen SS soldiers

Austrian town to remove memorial to three Waffen SS soldiers

Town of Imst planning to remove a memorial to three soldiers who were members of the Waffen SS during World War II.Elad Benari, Canada, 13/08/2021 23:35
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