Austria

Friedrich and Marietta Torberg Medal awarded to MEP Heinz K Becker

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 warns against extremism as country commemorates Kristallnacht

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.

Austrian government to ban Hamas and Hezbollah symbols

Austria’s coalition government plans to impose a ban of Islamic extremist symbols from the terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas.

Austrian Federal Chancellor hosts first ever official Rosh Hashanah Reception

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 Jewish photographer Erich Lessing dies aged 95

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.

Austrian Vice Chancellor calls for ban on shechita

Austria’s vice chancellor indicated that he wants to outlaw the Jewish method of slaughtering of animals for meat.

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