The Jewish Community of Vienna (IKG) has awarded the Friedrich and Marietta Torberg Medal to MEP Heinz K Becker in recognition of his merit in the fight against antisemitism and in support of the state of Israel.
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen warned against "the politics of scapegoating" on Thursday as his country marked the 80th anniversary of the Nazis' antisemitic Kristallnacht pogrom.
Austria’s coalition government plans to impose a ban of Islamic extremist symbols from the terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas.
For the first time in the history of Austria, Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz hosted the first ever official Rosh Hashanah reception for members of Austria’s Jewish community at the Federal Chancellery.
Renowned Austrian photographer Erich Lessing has died at the age of 95, Austria’s IKG Jewish community organisation, the country’s EJC affiliate, said on Wednesday.
Austria’s vice chancellor indicated that he wants to outlaw the Jewish method of slaughtering of animals for meat.